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TYPE of print: Wood engraving - Original vintage print
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PUBLISHER: Heinrich Schmidt, Leipzig
CONDITION: Excellent. Printed on medium heavy paper. Light overall age toning of paper.

DIMENSIONS of print in inches: 9 x 13 inches (incl. blank margins, not shown), image (shown): 6 x 9 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm.

DESCRIPTION of the subject depicted: From the original source:
The numerous spots of shade and greenery known as "squares" are pleasant and wholesome features of this city. They were part of the original plan of Penn, and having had the advantage of time, are full of noble and venerable trees, some of which were denizens of the virgin forest that gloomed the soil on which they still stand. In the centre of Franklin Square the largest and one of the most beautiful of those within the city there is a fine fountain, with a number of jets falling into a large basin upon whose clear surface two or more swans were wont to glide, much to the delight of the children; but these graceful water-fowl have vanished, having, perhaps, been removed to the broader waters of Fairmount Park. The thirsty wayfarer, by-the-by, whether man or beast, will find no lack of fountains whereat to quench his thirst in Philadelphia. There are scores of these grateful drinking-places on the high- and by-ways of the city and suburbs, some of them, as may be seen by the accompanying illustration, not without a picturesque or artistic beauty and fitness in their design, which does not render the water less refreshing or the pilgrim less appreciative. These street fountains are due to the humane and enlightened labors and taste of a few gentlemen, who, in 1869, formed themselves into a Fountain Society for this beneficent object, and, either through their personal and pecuniary efforts and assistance, or by the influence of their example upon others, these well-springs of wholesome refreshment have been offered to the parched throats of hundreds of thousands of their fellow-creatures.

PHILADELPHIA View of Fountains in City Parks Pennsylvania - 1870s Vintage German Antique Print

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