Aquatint Print, "High Street, Philadelphia, with an American Stage Waggon," 1795-1807

Summary

In the 1790s, Philadelphia was America's most prosperous, populous and cosmopolitan city. It was also the young nation's temporary capital, while Washington D.C. was being built. This circa 1797 print shows fine homes along High Street (later called Market Street), a major thoroughfare running from east to west through the center of the city.

In the 1790s, Philadelphia was America's most prosperous, populous and cosmopolitan city. It was also the young nation's temporary capital, while Washington D.C. was being built. This circa 1797 print shows fine homes along High Street (later called Market Street), a major thoroughfare running from east to west through the center of the city.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1795-1807

Subject Date

1795-1807

Creators

Janson, Charles William 

Marigot, M. 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, London 

Creator Notes

Published in Charles William Janson's book "The Stranger in America," London, 1807. Text below image reads : Drawn under the Direction of the Author, and engraved by M. Marigot.

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.492

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Engraving (Printing process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in

Width: 10.25 in

Inscriptions

Text under image: High Street, Philadelphia, with an American Stage waggon In smaller text directly under image: Drawn under the Direction of the Author, and engraved by M. Marigot

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