This 80-page book was created during the Bicentennial. It features articles, illustrations, and maps.
For easier downloading, it's in three sections. Parts 1 and 2 are about 9 Meg as PDFs; Higher-resolution Word versions are about 27 Meg. Maps are 1 Meg.
By Charles V. Hagner, 1869. In 102 pages, Hagner gives a wide-ranging account of the river, from the falls up through Manayunk and down to Fairmont Waterworks. Beginning with Fort St. David in 1768, he covers people, places, commerce (including catfish!), and more, with a bit of autobiography. The downloadable PDF (2 Meg) contains a searchable text version. Click here to view or download.
Click here for “EF Historical Society solves mystery of ‘Daisy Quilt’” from East Falls NOW.
Click here for the Daisy Quilt page - detailed images, names, and more.
Click here to download a high-resolution image of the quilt (150 Meg JPG).
Lots of resources in Philadelphia! Click the names below for a sample of their holdings (each is just one of sveral possible searches).
PhillyHistory - city photo archives
PhilaGeoHistory - layers of maps old and new