A View of Point Airy Opposite South Street, Philadelphia


Louis (or Lewis) Haugg was born in 1827 in Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1847, and worked as a lithographic artist and printer in Philadelphia circa 1855−1900. This advertisement shows the Point Airy Hotel and dock operated by David Warren at the resort located on the southern end of Windmill Island, a summer resort area popular in the 19th century before the removal of the island in 1897 to allow passage for larger ships on the Delaware River. Trees surround the resort. In the foreground, a wide variety of river traffic including ferries, sailboats, and rowboats traverse the river. A man attired in a suit and top hat helps row one of the vessels. In the background, sailing ships and a ferry are visible in front of the New Jersey waterfront. From the mid-1850s through the 1860s, Haugg produced fashion plates, advertisements, and certificates. Most of these lithographs were printed by prominent local firms, and he was a partner in 1869−79 in the A.L. Weise & Company lithography establishment. Haugg's later lithographs have imprints indicating that he served as lithographer and printer, possibly with his own establishment.

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L.N. Rosenthal Lithography, Philadelphia


Title in Original Language

A view of Point Airy opposite South Street, Phila.

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1 print : chromolithograph ; 53 x 64 centimeters


  • Digital catalog number: POS 789

Last updated: September 2, 2015