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[Plate 9 and advertisements from Rae's Philadelphia pictorial directory & panoramic advertiser. Chestnut Street, from Second to Tenth Streets]
Plate depicts section of the 600 block of Chestnut Street (136-209 pre-consolidation). South side includes E. Durand & Sons, Druggists (136); Sleeper & Jeanneret, Jewelry (1388-140); Howell & Brothers, Paper Hangings (142); Langdon's Daguerreotypes and W. S. Martien, Publisher and Bookseller(144); American Sunday School Union (146); and Jones' Hotel, Bridges & West proprietors (152). North side includes Dr. Jayne's Philadelphia Arcade, Dr. Davison's Arcade Baths, and D. Robinson, Bookseller and Stationer (205-209); N.Y. Journal of Fine Arts Agency (203 1/2); Bolivar House (201-203); Chestnut St. Theater (199); and Schenck's Pulmonic Syrup and Blood's Despatch (197). Also shows a few of the buildings adorned with flag or statuary. Sleeper & Jeanneret signage (138-140) included on plate as pasted-on details., Advertisements promote twelve of the businesses depicted with signage, as well as John M. Coleman, Importer of Sheffield and German Cutlery, Guns, Pistols, &c (209) and William White, Chemist, S.E. cor. Twelfth and Pine Sts. White's full-page advertisement contains testimonials and several lines of text describing the benefits of “White's Hair Regenerator, or Amber Gloss” and “White's Essence of Jamaica Ginger.” Most of the small advertisements include several lines of promotional text and ornamented type. Langdon & Co. quotes price of $1 to $5 for daguerreotypes and the Journal of the Fine Arts notes the merging of "The Messsage Bird," "Literary American," and "Musical Gazette" to form the periodical of "music, literature and art.", Title supplied by cataloger., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Folder 10., LCP also holds trimmed duplicates depicting South side [P.2008.34.16.5 and P.2006.1.21].