From The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The river as it was, the river as it is, the river as it should be

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From The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The river as it was, the river as it is, the river as it should be

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Item No: pdcp01101
Title: From The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The river as it was, the river as it is, the river as it should be
Historic Street Address: West bank of the Schuylkill, below the Art Museum
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

 From "The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The river as it was, the river as it is, the river as it should be" (1924), p. 103 

Caption below picture reads:  "The Municipal Dump in Action, West Bank of the River, Below the Art Museum.  See the Filth Floating on the Waters."

The basis for this book was a 1924 lecture by its author, local philanthropist John Frederick Lewis, about the deplorable state of the once-beautiful Lower Schuylkill River.  This image shows "the river as it is."  With industry and population growing in Philadelphia, this municipal dump delivered sewage, offal, and industrial waste directly into the lower Schyulkill River, just below the Fairmount Dam.


Creation Year: 1924
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.967381
Geocode Longitude:-75.186594

Creator Name: Lewis, John Frederick, 1860-1932