Raymond Biswanger Slide Collection
Edgar Allan Poe: 1844
Forbidden Drive (also known as Wissahickon Drive) was explicitly described in the 1844 Edgar Allan Poe story “The Elk: or Morning on the Wissahickon,” which appeared in The Opal in 1844.
Wissahickon Creek is a 23-mile creek running from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to the Schuylkill River. The last few miles run through a deep gorge, and its beauty attracted Edgar Allan Poe and other writers including George Lippard, Christopher Morley, Mark Twain, and John Greenleaf Whittier.
Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [4 June 1953]
Valley Green Inn, Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [6 June 1959]
Springbank on the Wissahickon, Dr Lowber's Sanatorium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [18 April 1954]
Springbank, 6700 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Top image--21 July 1961; Bottom image--3 August 1969]
Tolerance Statue of William Penn on Mom Rinker's Rock Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [18 April 1954]