The Schuylkill Chained

ca. 1828

The Schuylkill River is shown as a classical river god whose chains symbolize the control of the river by the Fairmount Dam and Water Works.


The Carnegie Arts of the United States Collection


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Rush, William (American sculptor, 1756-1833), “The Schuylkill Chained,” Classicizing Philadelphia, accessed January 23, 2019,