Advertisement showing the 4-story ornamented sandstone storefronts completed in 1853 after the designs of Gustav Runge at 145, 147, 149 (i.e., 300 block) Market Street. Businesses include Maddock Raymond & Co., watches & jewelry, Spring Oaks & Co., dry goods (145); M. L. Hallowell & Co., importers & jobbers in silk goods, Guillou Walton & Co., hosiery & linen goods (147, later 333); and De Courcey Lafourcade & Co., importers of mens wear and cloth warehouse. Also shows street and pedestrian traffic. An older gentleman walks near two women peering into the windows of Lafourcade as a man stands at the entrance of Hallowell. In the street, a horse-drawn dray races past two laborers loading crates onto three drays parked in front of Hallowell & Co. Nearby, a man carrying a wood pole over his shoulder rushes behind two dogs chasing one another past a man carrying a satchel on his back. Also contains two female allegorical figures bordering the image in the upper corners. One figure holds the coat of arms of Pennsylvania and the other holds a horn of plenty., Title supplied by Wainwright., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 445, Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Bc 38 H 193, Newspaper clipping dated June 23, 1853 describing the completion of the building in LCP Poulson Scrapook, vol. 7, p. 79.
Moras, Ferdinand, 1821-1908, artist
Historical Society of Pennsylvania HSP Bc 38 H 193