Westside of Schuylkill near Girard Avenue Bridge, after 1874

Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.

A snow-covered scene depicting the Girard Avenue Bridge in the distance. Men are cutting ice from the river. Ice houses and a horse and dray to haul the ice are visible.

Written in the lower left hand corner are the words "1871 demolished." The Old Girard Avenue Bridge was demolished that year. Bridge depicted in this scene was finished in 1874. Based on a Robert Newell photograph (P.9260.95b) entitled: Ice Houses along the Schuylkill.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.053


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updated by BMC July 18, 2000