Caldwell's Inn, Near Manayunk

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01063
Title: Caldwell's Inn, Near Manayunk
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Scenic view looking east across the River Schuylkill showing isolated buildings near the water's edge surrounded by trees on land rising steeply beyond. A rowboat full of people being ferried across the river approaches the far bank, where two other boats are moored. A small covered wagon makes its way along the path leading from the building known as Caldwell's Inn, which lies half-a-mile south of the town of Manayunk. The ferry was formerly called Righter's Ferry, named for the landowner Peter Righter who built the stone house at the ferry on the river.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Breton, William L. - Artist
Gilbert, George, active 1818-1836 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler