Bank of the United States, in Third Street Philadelphia
@ The Library Company of Philadelphia
W. Birch & Son
DescriptionStreet scene with a view of the Bank of the United States on Third Street. Shows groups of men in conversation, couples strolling the sidewalk, and individuals walking up the bank's steps. View also includes, horse-drawn carts traveling in the street and, in the right, an African American man laborer working with wood scraps in front of a nearby building. Designed by Samuel Blodget, Jr., the Federal-style building was completed in 1797 and housed the first Bank of the United States until revocation of the bank's charter by Congress in 1811. Purchased by wealthy Philadelphian Stephen Girard, the building became "Girard's Bank," and operated on the site for the next twenty years.; Drawn, engraved & published by W. Birch & Son.; Sold by R. Campbell & Co. No. 30 Chesnut [sic] Street Philada.; Title from item.