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Philadelphia militia outside the Girard Bank, Philadelphia, PA, 1844.
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William and Frederick Langenheim, Girard Bank. Daguerreotype, May 1844. Gift of John A. McAllister, 1896. This view of militia gathering in the wake of an anti-Catholic riot is Philadelphia's first "news"photograph. This view of militia gathering in the wake of an anti-Catholic riot is Philadelphia's first "news" photograph.

Credit: Courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia

This extraordinary daguerreotype, taken in front of the Girard Bank, shows Philadelphia militia organized to reestablish order in the wake of the anti-Catholic riots during summer of 1844.

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