Advertisement showing the factory established in 1852 at Sixth and Columbia Avenue. A worker hoists a barrel up the street-side of the four-and-a-half story "Burton & Laning's Paper Hangings Manufactory" on the industrial block. Sheds, fenced factory yards, and factory buildings dominate the surrounding landscape. Image includes heavy street activity in the foreground. A horse-drawn dray is unloaded in front of the factory; a farmer transports a pile of hay via wagon; and men push handcarts, lead a dray loaded with barrels, drive a covered wagon filled with logs, and ride on horseback. Across the street from the factory, a female vendor serves a boy a cup of milk from her canister beside her. Burton & Laning were active until 1862., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 70, Wainwright retrospective conversion project, edited., Free Library of Philadelphia: Oversize Philadelphiana - Factories and Foundries (A-M).
Rease & Schell, artist
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