Item: Dead House on the Schuylkill During the Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793

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Record Number: 2916
Call number: K: 1-41
Box/Case: 1/40-79
Reproduction restrictions: None
Creator: Thomas Birch, 1779-1851
Painter: David Johnson Kennedy, 1816-1898
Address: 22nd Street between Race and Vine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Date of Original: 1793
Original Format: Drawings › Pen works
Reproduction Format: Watercolors
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 30 by 22 cm
Inscription text: Dead House on the Schuylkill during the yellow fever in Philada. in 1793. It stood on what is now the west side of 22nd street between Race and Vine Streets, about 30 feet west of the curb stone on 22nd St. opposite what is now "Winter." Taken from an old pen & ink drawing by Birch. D.J.Kennedy
Inscription location: Front Bottom
Image description: Small grey stone shack at the edge of the river. A dead tree stands next to the house, and pieces of wood lay propped up on the house. A line of trees is visible across the river in the background. Exact address unknown--georeference location approximate.