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Philadelphia in Images: Fairmount Park

Lithograph by Bufford's Lithog. on title page of: The Fairmount Quadrilles : Selected & Arranged for the Piano Forte and Respectfully Dedicated to Miss Agnes Franciscus of Baltimore / by John H. Hewitt.
Philadelphia: John F. Nunns, 1836.
Box 27, no. 5.

Fairmount Park in Philadelphia is the largest, contiguous municipal park in the world. Its origins can be traced back to 1812 when five acres along the Schuylkill River were set aside for the city's first waterworks. By 1989 the park system had grown to include 8,700 acres. The illustration by Bufford's Lithography used on this item shows a view of Fairmount Park from the landing of the stairs up Faire Mount. The fountain in the ornamental grounds is visible, along with the covered bridge and Harding's Hotel on the west bank of the Schuylkill River.

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