Partially obscured exterior view of the front and west elevations of the colonial residence built 1763-1767 by master carpenter Jacob Knor for Philadelphia attorney Benjamin Chew at 6401 Germantown Avenue. A white man, attired in a top hat and suit, stands and looks at the viewer with a dog on the front lawn. A white boy lies in a hammock, and another white boy stands beside him. Chew House, also known as Cliveden, was the site of the turning point in the Battle of Germantown in 1777. The Chew family enslaved people of African descent in the city of Philadelphia and in Germantown during the 18th and 19th centuries. The estate was the Chew family residence until 1972 when it was acquired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation., Title supplied by cataloger., Publisher's imprint printed on mount., Orange mount with rounded corners., Accessioned 1981., Description revised 2022., Access points revised 2022., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012.
New Jersey Stereoscopic View Co.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department stereo - Miscellaneous - New Jersey Stereoscopic View Co. [P.8668.3]