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The game of Philadelphia buildings
Card game containing fifty-three cards depicting landmarks and historic and well-known sites in the city. Cards depict (1) State House; (2) Carpenter's Hall; (3) Christ Church; (4) Old Swedes' Church; (5) Bartram's House; (6) Franklin's Grave; (7) University of Pennsylvania; (8) Pennsylvania Hospital; (9) Academy of Natural Science; (10) Franklin Institute; (11) Historical Society of Pennsylvania; (12) Academy of Music; (13) Academy of Fine Arts; (14) Mint (Chestnut and Juniper); (15) Girard College; (16) Custom House; (17) Old Stock Exchange; (18) Cramps' Ship Yard; (19) William Penn's Cottage; (20) Masonic Temple; (21) Odd Fellows' Hall; (22) Reading Terminal; (23) Pennsylvania R.R. station; (24) Union League; (25) Art Club; (26) Mercantile Club; (27) Memorial Hall; (28) Horticultural Hall; (29) Betsy Ross House; (30) Entrance to Zoological Garden; (31) Post Office; (32) Fairmount Water Works; (33) Philadelphia Library; (34) Ridgway Library; (35) New Horticultural Hall; (36) Chestnut Street Theater; (37) Chestnut Street Opera House; (38) Century Club; (39) Twelfth Street Meeting House; (40) Synagogue Rodef Shalom; (41) Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul; (42) High School for Girls; (43) Normal School for Girls; (44) High School for Boys; (45) Bourse; (46) Baldwin Locomotive Works; (47) Drexel Institute; (48) Mary J. Drexel Home; (49) Pennsylvania School of Industrial Art; (50) St. George's Hall; (51) St. Peter's Church; (52) City Hall; and (53) [National Export Exposition Building]., Images include statuary; grave stones; site visitors; partial views of adjacent buildings; lampposts; street and pedestrian traffic, including horse-drawn carriages and street cars; signage, broadsides, and posters; window awnings; electrical lines; and trees. Majority of images are reproductions of photographs, except images of Cramp's Ship Yard, High School for Boys, Baldwin Locomotive Works, and the National Export Exposition Building, which are after prints., Publication date based on statement on box cover "Title copyright by Miss Mary S. Holmes 1899.", Box cover contains halftone photomechanical print showing Independence Hall on the 500 block of Chestnut Street. Also shows neighboring buildings, including Congress Hall and the roof of the Public Ledger Building. Vignette of the seal of Philadelphia is visible in the lower left corner., Accompanied by photostat of the rules to play the game and "Key to the Pictures" (1-52), including addresses and years of completion for the sites, signed "Copyrighted by Mary S. Holmes. December, 1898. The Billstein Co., Philadelphia.", Prints numbered in lower left corner, as well as labeled with a letter and sequential number in lower right corner. Letter and sequential number are absent on Card No. 53., Mary S. Holmes was most likely the Philadelphia educator with memberships in the Philadelphia Geographical Society and Teachers' Photographic Association. In the 1890s, she taught at Girls High School and Commerical High School for Girls. She later served as the principal for the Germantown High School for Girls., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Housed in phase box.