Sunday, June 7, 2009
Porter and Coates Stereoview of Its Store
Porter and Coates was a Philadelphia publisher active in the mid and late 19th century.
Their history began as Davis and Porter (1848-1865) which was succeeded by Davis, Porter and Co. (1865-1866) and then by Davis, Porter and Coates (1866-1867) and then Porter and Coates
Known for well made books, Porter and Coates' authors included Harry Castlemon, J.T Trowbridge, Edward Ellis and Horatio Alger. It published numerous reprint series which included most author's of the day including Dickens, Verne, etc.
The stereoview above is a look into the Porter and Coates's store. It was located at 822 Chestnut from 1848-1884. Thus this photo was taken between 1867-1884. Unfortunately my eyes are not sharp enough to pick out any specifics from the picture-- But a wonderful look nonetheless.