Gimbel Brothers, Market Street at 9th, Southeast corner
Gimbel Brothers, 9th and Market Streets
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.
"Gimbel Brothers was the last of the three big department stores to open in the 9th Street area. It is seen here with its fleet of horse-drawn delivery trucks, left. On 9th Street, right, is Leary's Book Store, another landmark."--OPEP, p. 88.
The building, with Leary's Old Bookstore and advertisement for
"Dennett's surpassing coffee" next door. Horses & coaches, trolley tracks, and people in the street.
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