A View on Schuylkill, near Philadelphia

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
A View on Schuylkill, near Philadelphia

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01078
Title: A View on Schuylkill, near Philadelphia
Historic Street Address: Lower Schuylkill River, below the Fairmount Dam
Media Type: Engravings
Source: 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.

Creation Year: 1789
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.186594
Geocode Latitude:39.967381

Creator Name: Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827