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Collection: Frederick De Bourg Richards Photograph Collection
Institution: Library Company of Philadelphia (Department of Prints and Photographs)
Description: View showing the German Roman Catholic church built 1789 at 601-613 Spruce Street.
Note: Title and photographer's imprint from Poulson inscription on mount.
Note: Date inscribed on photograph.
Note: Retrospective conversion record: original entry, edited.
Note: Originally part of a series of eleven scrapbooks compiled by Philadelphia antiquarian Charles A. Poulson in the late 1850s entitled "Illustrations of Philadelphia" volume 3, page 149. The scrapbooks contained approximately 120 photographs by Philadelphia painter and pioneer photographer Richards of 18th-century public, commercial, and residential buildings in the city of Philadelphia commissioned by Poulson to document the vanishing architectural landscape.
Note: See J. Thomas Scharff's and Thompson Westcott's History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884 (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), vol. 2, p. 1375-76 for history of church.
Provenance: Poulson, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1789-1866, collector.
Subject: Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject: Catholic churches -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Address: Spruce Street (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- 601-613.
Link: View full record in the Library Company's digital image catalog

Quantity: 1 photographic print: salted paper mounted on paper; 16 x 22 cm.(6.25 x 8.75 in.)
Local Call: Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept. photo - Richards - Churches and Meetinghouses - H [(3)2526.F.149 (Poulson)]
Item dates: 1859

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[Holy Trinity (Romish) Church, northwest corner of Spruce and Sixth Street. Photograph by Richards.]
(Richards, F. De B. (Frederick De Bourg) photographer., 6/1859)
Frederick De Bourg Richards Photograph Collection, Library Company of Philadelphia.
Local ID #: (3)2526.F.149 (Poulson)

 

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