Columbia Bridge, 1872

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa.

This bucolic scene features in the distance the Columbia railroad bridge which crosses the Schuylkill River. In the foreground is a small train marked "PRR." Also visible is a telegraph pole strung with wires. On the opposite bank of the river are two large red brick buildings housing the Wirz Beer Saloon and the Jos. Amenz Beer Saloon.. The season is summer; the grass is green and the trees in leaf.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.054 /evans/lcp054.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000