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James McClees Philadelphia Photograph Collection
Library Company of Philadelphia (Department of Prints and Photographs)
Description: Shows the vocational school built 1851-1852 after the designs of Hoxie & Button at 523-525 North Broad Street. Also shows partial views of surrounding buildings. The institute, comprised of a lecture-room, a lending library, a free reading room, classrooms, and a boardroom, educated youth for employment in the practical sciences and technologies.
Note: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Note: Manuscript note on mount: Sp. Garden Hall - N.E. Cor Broad and Sp. Garden St.
Note: Retrospective conversion record: original entry, edited.
Note: Originally part of a McAllister scrapbook.
Biographical/Historical Note: McClees, an early prominent Philadelphia photographer and daguerreotypist, produced some of the earliest paper photographic views of Philadelphia between 1853 and 1859.
Provenance:: Provenance: McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896, collector.
Associated Name: Hoxie & Button, architect.
Subject: Spring Garden Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject: Trade schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Address: Broad Street (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- North -- 523-525.
Link: View full record in the Library Company's digital image catalog
- Quantity: 1 photographic print: albumen; 15 x 20 cm.(6 x 7.75 in.)
- Local Call: Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept. photo - McClees - Spring Garden [(7)1322.F.45b]
- Item dates: 1853
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- 523 N BROAD ST
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[Spring Garden Institute, northeast corner Broad and Spring Garden streets, Philadelphia]
(M'Clees, Jas. E. (James E.), photographer., 1853)
James McClees Philadelphia Photograph Collection, Library Company of Philadelphia.
Local ID #: (7)1322.F.45b
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