Philadelphia Baths, Corner of George and Seventh Streets, near Chestnut Street

Description

This lithograph dating from circa 1829 shows the public baths, located at the corner of George and Seventh Streets, near Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia. The illustration is by William L. Breton, a watercolorist and early lithographer of Philadelphia scenes who was active in the city between about 1825 and 1855. Born in England circa 1773, Breton immigrated to Philadelphia around 1824. In the late 1820s, he contributed illustrations to Annals of Philadelphia, compiled by the antiquarian John F. Watson. In 1829 Breton entered the lithographic trade to execute the illustrations for the Annals. He worked extensively with the firm of Kennedy & Lucas, operated by David Kennedy and William B. Lucas, the first commercial lithographers in Philadelphia, which produced Annals of Philadelphia.

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Publication Information

Kennedy & Lucas's Lithography, Philadelphia

Language

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Philadelphia baths, corner of George and Seventh Sts., near Chestnut Street

Type of Item

Physical Description

1 print : lithograph ; 14 x 21 centimeters

Notes

  • Digital catalog number: POS 574

References

  1. William L. Breton, Philadelphia on Stone Biographical Dictionary, Library Company of Philadelphia, http://www.lcpdigital.org.
  2. Philadelphia on Stone Biographical Dictionary of Lithographers, http://www.librarycompany.org/pos/posdictionary.htm.

Last updated: February 26, 2014