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- Plate depicts section of the 400 block of Chestnut Street (134-169 pre-consolidation). South side includes the offices of Graham's Magazine and the fancy dry goods store of L.J. Levy & Co. (134); jewelers Baily & Kitchen, Wm. E. Harpur, Chronometer & Watch manufacturer, and daguerreotypists Broadbent & Co. (136); [William F.] Warburton, Late W. H. Beebe & Co., Hats, Caps, Furs and Umbrellas (138); and Crittenden's Commercial Institute (later Crittenden's Philadelphia Commercial College), M. A. Root's Daguerreotypes Rooms, jeweler James E. Caldwell & Co. (140); and (Charles) Fawcett's Hair Cutting Rooms, Wig, Scalp, & Hair Dye Manufacturer, and A. B. Warden, Jeweler (142). North side includes F. Brown, Druggist (169); H. J. Pepper & Son, Jewelers (167); Blanchard & Rock, Paper Hangings Manufacturers (165); Franklin Fire Insurance Co. (163 1/2-161); Blackwood & Smith, Carpeting and Van Loan & Co., daguerreotypists (159); and Farmer & Mechanic's Bank (155). Plate also shows some of the businesses adorned with flags and other adornments, including a model of an eagle and statuary., Advertisements promote thirteen of the businesses depicted, including Fawcett; Warden; Caldwell & Co.; Root; Warburton; Crittenden; Baily & Co. (late Bailey & Kitchen); Van Loan & Co.; Franklin Fire Insurance Company; Blanchard & Rock; Pepper & Son; and Brown. Most include several lines of promotional text and ornamented type. Fawcett's advertisement also includes endorsements from the local press and Root promotes "Out Door Views and Miniatures of deceased person taken at short notice," in addition to "The Crayon Style (Proues's Patent)" only taken by himself., Title supplied by cataloger., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Folder 8.