A Monday morning view of Friends Meeting House and Academy, Philada. Forty years ago.

Permanent ID:
Call number:
Bb 862 B 756 #45
Image Description:
Busy street scene showing the meetinghouse and school protected by a brick wall with five entrances at the southeast corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets. Shows young and old Friends departing and arriving, including J. P[emberton?], W. Waring, J. Evans, Robert Proud, [Jam?]es Pemberton, Nick Waln, and Thomas Morris. Many of the older Quakers use canes. Also shows two African American boys riding and chasing a pig near a street vendor and neighboring buildings. Meetinghouse completed in 1764 and razed in 1859.
Inscribed on recto: 4th & Chestnut. 1789.
Contains inscriptions identifying several of the Quaker figures below the image.
Inscribed on verso: Gift of Mrs. C. M. Thomas Sept. 5, 1919.
Width: 26 cm, Height: 22 cm
Related People or Organizations:
Kennedy & Lucas Lithography (publisher)
William L. Breton, 1775-1856 (artist)