Fairmount Water Works, Forebay and Pleasure steamer

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Fairmount Water Works, Forebay and Pleasure steamer

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Item No: pdcl00187
Title: Fairmount Water Works, Forebay and Pleasure steamer
Additional Title: Forebay, Fairmount
Media Type: Albumen Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes: "The Fairmount Water Works, with its formal gardens and promenades, was a focal point for pleasure seekers almost from the time these buildings were completed in 1822. Adjacent to the gardens and promenades was the landing stage of a river steamer which took passengers on short cruises up the Schuylkill River and back."--OPEP, p. 193.
Notes: Water Works structure with walkways; men working; people walking. In background, paddle wheel steamer with people aboard: "Gene Hooker" on the wheel. Boat houses and trees in background along the river.
Bibliography: Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Creation Year: ca. 1870
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.967352
Geocode Longitude:-75.183692