20.70-LOC, Skating on Frozen DE (1st version, choose one)

January 10, 2014 | by Harry Kyriakodis

Ice skating on the frozen Delaware in the winter of 1856, near the first Philadelphia Naval Yard. An image of one of several instances of such a scene in the 1800s. Library of Congress.

About the Author

Harry Kyriakodis Harry Kyriakodis, author of Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront (2011), Northern Liberties: The Story of a Philadelphia River Ward (2012) and The Benjamin Franklin Parkway (2014), regularly gives walking tours and presentations on unique yet unappreciated parts of the city. A founding/certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, he is a graduate of La Salle University and Temple University School of Law, and was once an officer in the U.S. Army Field Artillery. He has collected what is likely the largest private collection of books about the City of Brotherly Love: over 2700 titles new and old.

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