Scenes on the Wissahickon', 1874. 'Mouth of the Wissahickon, Old Log Cabin - Bridge...Falls', Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 'Its water-power has been made available for manufacturing purposes; but, as it has lately been included within the limits of Fairmount Park, it is understood that the unromantic mill-buildings will be soon removed, and nothing allowed to remain which can in any way interfere with its wild and picturesque beauty..., these objectionable structures are not wholly unsightly; and the factories...are so shaded by foliage that, in conjunction with the arches of the bridges near by, they offer tempting bits of form and color for the . Artist's pencil. The old log-cabin bridge...has attracted the attention of both amateur and professional sketchers nearly as much as the falls which give variety to one of its widest stretches'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American . Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]. Artist John J. Harley. (Photo by The Print Collector/Heritage Images via Getty Images)
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