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The "Penny Pot House", A.D 1700


A wood engraving of the Penny Pot tavern which stood at the corner of Front and Vine Streets. One of the earliest and most popular "public houses" in Philadelphia in the late 17th Century, it achieved notoriety for selling beer at only a penny a pot, which was illegal at the time.

Digital Collection Item No: pdcc00040

Source: Philadelphiana Collection, the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia

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