This view, of the Fairmount Dam and Water Works and the Callowhill St. Bridge, was taken from a boathouse ramp above the dam on the Schuylkill River. Two steamboats are moored above dam, and the roof of a bathing pavilion is visible below dam. Sewer construction is also underway along the Esplanade below the Water Works.
Appleton, Stephen Horne, 1854-1909
Glass Negative, 5" x 7"
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Appleton, Stephen Horne, 1854-1909, “Fairmount Dam,” Media Historic Archives, accessed April 4, 2020, https://www.mediahistoricarchives.org/items/show/2806.