Antique Philadelphia Print - Faire Mount Water Works on the Schuylkill River - Technological Marvel of the Federal Period - Fairmount Park

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Art stock enhanced matte paper, archival ink

  • Height: 18 inches
  • Width: 24 inches

Treasures from THE PHILADELPHIA COLLECTION at The Grand Review. Print size 18 x 24, works with a standard 18 x 24 frame, or custom framed as you see fit.

Faire Mount Water Works on the Schuylkill River. Drawn by Thomas Doughty, 1829. Engraved by W. E. Tucker for Cephas Childs.

One of the most satisfying projects we ever leapt into was acquiring and restoring a series of early 19th century engravings by Cephas Childs. CHILDS' VIEWS OF PHILADELPHIA are, consistently, my all time favorite look at what had become the most important city in the New World.

Childs employed the best artists and architects of his time, many of them quite famous to this day, to create images that are strong but never static, and inescapably charming, . Greatness that we've come to take for granted had at one time been dreams that we envisioned and brought to fruition, documented by Childs and preserved for our enjoyment and wonder.

We approach all our work with respect, but the Childs engravings took on a special glow in our hearts and minds. I believe the results show that love in action.



SHIPPING

All prints are shipped in a sturdy mailing tube for $8, which covers postage, tube and S & H.

BUYING MORE THAN ONE PRINT? Add a second print or any number thereafter of this or any other prints in our catalog and shipping is still just $8, total!!!

International shipping is available and reasonable. Please contact us for details.


A NOTE ON OUR PROCESS, OUR CHOICES AND THE QUALITY OF THE GRAPHIC CRAFTSMANSHIP THAT GOES INTO OUR PRINTS.

Every print we deem exciting enough to present to the public via our Etsy store or available here at our studio has gone through a number of steps. The first of those is always discovering and falling in love with an obscure image, always an original that we can hold in our hands. That image is speaking to us, sometime screaming “Don’t leave me here. See what I am, what I was, what I can be, what I SHOULD be!”

There is a real sense of excitement involved, and a great many smiles and knowing grins when we make that deal and bring that ancient print, that battered photo, that scrap of ephemera that contains some scrap of genius from an unknown commercial artist home with us, knowing already how we mean to approach its restoration.

There is the heady promise of a further hunt just as real as what drags a weekend fisherman out of bed at 3AM to work a favorite brook as we start our research, looking for that great backstory, and both ready and willing to tumble down as many rabbit holes as are revealed to us to get that story.

Then there is a meticulous digital restoration that is as often as much fun as riding a vintage Moto Guzzi on a winding coastal road. I don’t care if that sounds crazy, it really is like jumping in the saddle! So many choices, so many chances to take to subtly or spectacularly give new life to otherwise permanently obscure images.

This dedication and the ongoing rush of joy in the accomplishment of it, and the opportunity to share the results in our studio and here on Etsy, is the fire of passion that keeps these engines roaring. We make every effort to ensure our customers are not just satisfied but thrilled, and we happily stand 100% behind our work.

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Ships from Philadelphia, PA
Todd Kimmell

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80 shop reviews

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jappleby84 Jul 22, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This is the third print I’ve purchased from this shop, the first two were bought 6-7 years ago. All three are framed and hanging on my walls. This shop has the most unique, quirky pieces, and the printing quality (and paper) is top notch. I’ve eyed this Hellzapoppin poster for quite awhile, and I’m so happy I finally ordered it. It’s such a fun image, and it looks fantastic framed on my wall.

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marshmud3 Mar 4, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

My husband was so happy with this vintage print of Schmidt’s Philadelphia Brewery. Perfect addition to his beer collection. The Grand Review kept in contact with me and ensured all was good with shipping. Packaged securely! I’ll be back to support their shop!

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jappleby84 Apr 4, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful & unique print- I just love it. High quality printing and crisp, bright image. It was packaged well for shipping and arrived in perfect condition. One note- despite being described as formatted to fit a 12x24 frame, the print was a tad short of 12" height. I had to use white strips at the top and bottom to fully fill a 12x24 frame. That being said, it actually doesn't detract at all from the beauty of the framed image (and looks intentional). I'd highly recommend this seller and this print in particular.

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fallenawakening Mar 18, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I’m in love! Works perfectly with my mid century/spooky decor mashup.

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