Advertisement showing the five-story storefront, adorned with signage and an ornamental iron work balcony, of the druggist on the 100 block of North Third Street. A patron enters one of the entrances to the establishment as in front of him a crate is hoisted. To the left, the window and second entry of the building are open and casks, jugs, bottles, and boxes line a wall of shelves and the floor. Additional inventory are visible near the upper floor windows. In front of the store, a clerk, with a receipt in his hand, watches two draymen load their vehicle in the street. One drayman controls the horse as the other loads a crate onto the dray. A line of crates and barrels, some marked with barely legible print, line the sidewalk near the laborer. Also shows partial views of neighboring buildings in front of which a couple and gentleman stroll. Partial signage is visible on the buildings reading "..Mann....ufacturer" (98) and "Tobac.. & Segar...John" (102). Piles of crates rest near the open doorway of the tobacco store. John C. Baker & Co. tenanted the site from 1849. The firm was one of the founding members of the Philadelphia Drug Exchange in 1861., Date from Poulson inscription on recto., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 408, Wainwright retrospective conversion project.
Rease, W. H., artist
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department **W201 [P.2140]