Description

  • This 1846 print is an advertisement for the Newmarket Hardware, Cutlery and Nail Store in Philadelphia. Owned by Baxter & Brother, the store was  located at 244 South Second Street, later renumbered to 522 South Second Street following the consolidation of the city in 1854. Merchandise adorns the display windows of the shop and a clerk assisting a customer is visible through the doorway. A sign for "looking glasses," i.e., mirrors, and two teapots and an anvil hang above the open entrance door. In front of the store, crates, barrels marked B&B (for Baxter & Brother), and unpackaged merchandise line the sidewalk and windowsills. A shop employee rolls a barrel between the items that include shovels, rakes, and pots. The lithographer was James Fuller Queen (circa 1820–86), a Philadelphia artist, lithographer, and pioneer chromolithographer, who did work for a number of publishing firms in the course of a long career and who was known for his attention to detail and composition.

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  • Pinkerton, Wagner & McGuigan Lithography, Philadelphia

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  • Newmarket hardware, cutlery and nail store

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Physical Description

  • 1 print : lithograph ; 18 x 22 centimeters

Notes

  • Digital catalog number: POS 506

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