Schuylkill River Index

Below is the sequence of images referenced with their corresponding digital archive link in the Floating Archives performance. The images are organized spatially from south to north. Page updated 08/28/18.

Woods and shore along Bartram’s Garden, Courtesy of the Archives at Bartram’s Garden and Joel Fry

Bullock, John G., The Castle. Built 1812 [sic]. State in Schuylkill fish house below Graysferry. Old fishing club. December 8, 1885
Library Company of Philadelphia

Bartram’s Garden from above, Courtesy of the Archives at Bartram’s Garden and Joel Fry

Boathouse at Bartram’s Garden, Courtesy of the Archives at Bartram’s Garden and Joel Fry

B & O Railroad Album: “Bridges and buildings, Philadelphia Division, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1891., Schuylkill River Bridge, March 1891.
Library Company of Philadelphia

Unkown, Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, Unknown
Repository Collection George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection

Lehman, George, Gray’s Ferry, 1830
Historical Society of Pennsylvania | HSP Bb 7 G 795

John Frederick Lewis, The present state of the east bank of the Schuylkill at Gray’s Ferry, where our citizens met Washington on his way to his inauguration, 1924.
The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The River As it Was, the River as it is, the River As it Should Be (1924)

Gee, Williams A, Grays Ferry Bridge over Schuylkill River / Newkirk Viaduct, 8/29/1932
DOR Archives, City of Philadelphia

Wilson, G. Mark, Boys digging near Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, 1923
George Mark Wilson Photograph Collection, Library Company

 

James Fuller Queen, From Grays Ferry looking south, 1858
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

John Frederick Lewis, Looking across the east bank of the river north of Gray’s Ferry Bridge, over a dump for filth and an open sewer, and then towards “Woodlands.”, 1924
The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The River As it Was, the River as it is, the River As it Should Be (1924)

John Frederick Lewis, Today, 1924: The West Bank of the River south of Gray’s Ferry Bridge: the front of what was formerly the beautiful Gray’s garden, 1924
The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The River As it Was, the River as it is, the River As it Should Be (1924)

Stanley Elmore Stady, 34th Street Bridge, Date unknown
City Parks Association Photographs, Temple University

John Frederick Lewis, Today, 1924:The West Bank of the River below South Street Bridge, looking towards the City Hall, in the background, 1924
The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The River As it Was, the River as it is, the River As it Should Be (1924)

Unknown, South Street Bridge, Date unknown
George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection

John Frederick Lewis, Municipal dump: west bank of the Schuylkill below the Art Museum, showing the offal and filth floating on the river, 1924
The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The River As it Was, the River as it is, the River As it Should Be (1924)

William Owens, A long storm drain discharges sewage into the Schuylkill River, 1970-09-01
George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photographs

PH. B. Wallace, View of the Schuylkill looking South from the Chestnut Street Bridge, 1928-08
City Parks Association of Philadelphia Records

Claxton, Remsen, and Haffelfinger, Fairmount Park, 1871
The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The River As it Was, the River as it is, the River As it Should Be (1924)

Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney, Chestnut Street Bridge, 1868
Philadelphia Free Library

Bartlett & Smith, Chestnut St. Bridge, Philadelphia, 1867
Library Company of Philadelphia

R. Newell & Son, Panoramic view of Philadelphia, Pa., from west side of Schuylkill River, 1872
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington

Unknown, Personal belongings sit beside Schuylkill River,  1957-07-30
George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection

Stanley Elmore Stady, Thirtieth Street Post Office construction, Date Unknown
Temple University Libraries

James Fuller Queen, Boating scene on the Schuylkill River, three people in a rowboat, oarsmen in a scull, and a pleasure boat
in front of a structure on the shore that is not the Fairmount Water Works, between 1870 and 1876
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington

William Russell Birch, Schuylkill Bridge High Street Philadelphia, 1820
Library Company of PhiladelphiaRobert E.Dias, Polluted foam coats the Schuylkill River, 1981-05-16
George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection

Jack Boucher, Callowhill Street Bridge, Schuylkill River at Spring Garden & Callowhill Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, Documentation compiled after 1968
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Joshua Rowley Watson, View of the Middle and Upper bridges on the River Schuylkill taken from the Old Waterworks Philadelphia,  October 5, 1816

John Frederick Lewis, West Bank of the Schuylkill below Spring Garden Street Bridge, and showing its disgraceful condition, 1924
The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill: The River As it Was, the River as it is, the River As it Should Be (1924)

Photographer unknown, Truck garden near Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1938-06-08
Temple University Digital Collection, Housing Association of the Delaware Valley Photographs

John Rubens, A view of Fairmount and the Water-Works. Taken from the veranda of Harding’s Hotel, Schuylkill, 1837
Library Company of Philadelphia

Aero Service Corporation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1925
Library Company of Philadelphia

John Moran, Fairmount Waterworks, Philadelphia, 1865
Library Company of Philadelphia

James. E. M’Clees, Robert Morris Hotel & Fairmount House, Coates Street wharf on the Schuylkill opposite Fairmount Waterworks, Philadelphia, 1858
Library Company of Philadelphia

Augustus Kollner, Schuylkill River below the falls, Fairmount Pk. Phila, 1878
Library Company of Philadelphia

Jacob Schuler, Man with fishing hand net on the Schuylkill River,  1927-03-18
George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection

William Henry Bartlett, Schuylkill Water Works, 1838
Free Library of Philadelphia

Harry F. McGonigal, “Rodeo tactics succeed in swan roundup on Schuylkill”, 1957-12-03
George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection, Temple University

Michael J. Maicher, Couple watching the Schuylkill River’s rapids, 1977-12-01
George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection