Item No: pdcp01078
Title: A View on Schuylkill, near Philadelphia
Historic Street Address:
Lower Schuylkill River, below the Fairmount Dam
Print and Picture Collection
Published in Columbian Magazine, November 1789. Engraving attributed to Charles Willson Peale.
This 1789 engraving is reprinted in John Frederick Lewis's "Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The river as it was, the river as it is, the river as it should be" (1924), p. 19, with caption "Below Fairmount in 1800: now a municipal dump on the left." In that book, this 1789 engraving appeared in "the river as it used to be" section, with a hope for major programs to restore the beauty and livability of the environs.
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827