David Sundman had a question about the images in Pete Smith's submission about the 2nd Philadelphia Mint's neighbor, the 7th Presbyterian Church.
The description of the building on the left of the 2nd image is puzzling to me. Pete stated:
"I was not familiar with the building on the right. It was built as the 7th Presbyterian Church at the southeast corner of Broad and South Penn Square. Its back was next to the Second Mint which can be seen at the left side of the image."
The building on the left side of the 2nd image (the church) has only four pillars while the 2nd Mint front had six pillars. Is it really the 2nd Mint on the left side of the image, or some other building?
The distant building in the second image is indistinct and I hadn't bothered counting the columns. Is the Mint building oriented the same way in both images? Are we looking at the same street, or is that a different side of the Mint building?
"The picture of the Second Mint shows the south entrance facing Chestnut Street with six columns. The picture of the church shows the north entrance facing Penn Square. I don't have a picture of that entrance, I suspect that entrance also has six columns and the engraving leaves out some detail."
Thanks for the clarification. We could still use an answer to Pete's original question, though: Can any E-Sylum reader identify the first place the Mint image on the left was published?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: SECOND PHILADELPHIA MINT IMAGE ORIGIN
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