Exterior view of the Blockley Alms House on the Schuylkill River from the eastern bank including the Market Street Bridge, Beck's shot tower, and a distant view of Eastern State Penitentiary. The Almshouse, designed by Philadelphia architect William Strickland, was constructed in 1833., Issued as plate 8 in Views of Philadelphia, and its vicinity (Philadelphia: Published by J.C. Wild & J.B. Chevalier, Lithographers, 72 Dock Street, 1838), a series of views originally published as five numbers of four prints each, and later sold as a bound volume of twenty views., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 14.2, Wainwright retrospective conversion project, edited., Library Company of Philadelphia: in Print Room *Am 1838 Wild 3008.Q (Poulson)., Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Ba 2 B 651.
Wild, J. C. (John Caspar), ca. 1804-1846, artist
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