P.S. Duval & Co. “Washington Mills Gloucester N.J. near Philadelphia.” From Colton’s Atlas of America.
New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1856. 16 1/4 x 24 3/4. Lithograph. Full margins.
A lovely, detailed view of the Washington Mills on the Delaware in Gloucester, N.J. from one of the most interesting publications on Philadelphia, J.H. Colton’s mid-century Philadelphia Commercial Edition of the Atlas of America. Besides containing fine maps of North and South America, this volume included numerous advertisements for Philadelphia firms, both large and small. These have become a rare and prized part of the history of Philadelphia prints. This print is of the Washington Mills in Gloucester, N.J.. The mills are shown from the middle of the Delaware, the river brimming with vessels of all sorts. Below the view is a text advertisement for David S. Brown & Co., cloth merchants for Washington Mills and other manufacturers.