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View Larger High Street, from the country market place in Philadelphia, December 27, 1799


Historical scene depicting the procession commemorating George Washington’s death. The scene is set in central Philadelphia, with row houses in the background. In the middle ground is a procession of soldiers with their heads down, waving black banners, and four of them carrying a black draped casket with a tricorn hat and sword laid on it. In the foreground is the Market from which four men, a woman, and a child watch the procession going by.






Ink on paper, engraving, etching


Overall (H x W): 10 5/8 in. × 13 3/16 in. (26.99 cm × 33.5 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 8 1/4 in. × 11 1/8 in. (20.96 cm × 28.26 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 1985


Printed below image on left in italic script: "Designed & Published by W. Birch Enamel Painter 1800."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "High Street, from the Country Market Place in Philadelphia:".
Printed below image centered in cursive and block script: "with the procession in commemeration of the death of General George Washington, December 27, 1799."

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