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Hart, Montgomery & Co. Successors to Isaac Pugh & Co. Manufacturers and importers of paper hangings, No. 118 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Manufactory N.E. Cor. Schuyl[kill] Front & Wood Streets

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Rease, W. H


Exterior view of the manufactory operated from 1849 until 1860 by William Hart and A.J. Montgomery at Schuylkill Front (i.e., Twenty-second) and Wood Streets depicted within a lithographed tromp l'oeil wood frame. A horse-drawn cart stands idle by a side entrance of the multi-storied factory and four goats roam a nearby yard. Smaller factory buildings are visible to the right. Horse-drawn delivery carts, one steered by an African American man, travel pass each other on the adjacent street. Pedestrians and laborers walk the sidewalks and converse near a street lamp. Eastern State Penitentiary is visible in the background. During the mid-nineteenth century, Philadelphia was the premier American city of fine wallpaper production.; On Stone by W.H. Rease, 17 So. 5th St.; Title from item.; Date of publication supplied by Wainwright.; Rease, a prominent mid-19th century Philadelphia trade card lithographer known to highlight details of human interest in his advertisements, partnered with Francis H. Schell in the 1850s and eventually operated his own press until around 1872.

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