Archive of twelve photographs of Philadelphia business storefronts, circa 1920

[Photography] [Philadelphia]

Philadelphia: N.p., Circa 1920. Archive of twelve touched-up photographs of Philadelphia business storefronts, likely for use in real estate advertising, circa 1920. Each with annotations on the versos, noting a catalog number and address.

Seven of the photographs depict storefronts in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, three in West Philadelphia, one in North Philadelphia, and one in Center City. Almost all locations depicted no longer exist, have been rebuilt, or have had the facades rebuilt. Only one building in the collection remains largely as it is seen in the photograph—a charming candy shop located at 52nd Street and Walnut Street.

Approximately 8 x 10 inches, mounted on art board. Very Good plus to Near Fine overall, four with even fading.

[Book #160125]