Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1838

Philadelphia, Pa.

The Delaware River dominates this scene. To the left is a three-masted ship anchored before several warehouses. In the distant background are many, many other sailing vessels. To the right of center is a green island and a paddlewheel boat with two smoking stacks and a load of passengers. To the right is the green New Jersey shore. Two men are rowing along the river in a rowboat and two other men have beached their rowboat along the marshy Pennsylvania side.


Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.038 /evans/lcp038.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000