Waterworks and Philadelphia Museum of Art

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Waterworks and Philadelphia Museum of Art

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01006
Title: Waterworks and Philadelphia Museum of Art
Creation Date: 4/9/1940
Historic Street Address: Fairmount Dam, Schuylkill River
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This caption for the photograph is from the Public Ledger, April 9, 1940:  "Swollen by yesterday's heavy rainstorm, the turbulent Schuylkill gushed over Fairmount Dam, below Boathouse Row, dangerously near flood stage this morning. The high water threatens lower levels of the Aquarium, pictured in the right background. The Art Museum is directly behind it."

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.

Creation Year: 1940
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.967381
Geocode Longitude:-75.186594

Creator Name: Public Ledger - Photographer