The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

Philadelphia Bureau of Health

About This Item

Title

Philadelphia Bureau of Health

Subject

Government Agencies
Philadelphia (Pa.). Dept. of Public Health
Photographs

Description

Southeast corner of front and Tasker Streets.
Back of image: identification

Source

Original image: Philadelphia General Hospital Photograph Collection, Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, box 16, photo no. 43
Philadelphia General Hospital was originally part of the Philadelphia Almshouse, which was founded in 1731 for the city’s poor, elderly and indigent. Nicknamed “Old Blockley,” because of its location in Blockley Township of West Philadelphia, the hospital was renamed Philadelphia General Hospital in 1919. The hospital eventually closed in 1977. The images in this collection have been compiled from a number of sources but appear to be predominantly from the personal photo albums of attending physicians.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1916 October 29

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PGH_16_43

Temporal Coverage

History, 20th Century

Spatial Coverage

Philadelphia

Original Format

1 photograph

Physical Dimensions

20.5 x 25.5 cm

Citation

“Philadelphia Bureau of Health,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 24, 2024, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/779.