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Philadelphia Library. On the northeast corner of Fifth and Library street. Photograph by Richards. View showing the Library Company of Philadelphia (organized by Benjamin Franklin and his Junto in 1731) built 1789-1790 after the designs of Dr. William Thornton on the 100 block of Fifth Street. A group of young men and boys stand near the entrance of the building. Also shows a horse-drawn carriage and lamppost in the foreground.