Views of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia (1870)

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Here are ten different views of Fair Mount Park in Philadelphia (now simply “Fairmount Park”), as contained in a souvenir booklet published in 1870. The park — all 9,200 acres of it along the Schuylkill River — still exists today.

1870 views of fair mount park philadelphia

Fair Mount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Seen below: The dam, the brook, band house, entrance to Lemon Hill, Iron Spring, a fountain, the Arch, the Mansion House, and two rustic arbors

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