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River Boat Collection

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s

Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s
Steamboats on the Ohio River at Marietta, Ohio, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Rome, Georgia, in the mid-1800s

Rome, Georgia, in the mid-1800s
Town of Rome, Georgia, viewed from the Coosa River, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s

Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s
Stevedores loading barrels at the Red River levee at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Cotton loaded on steamboats by black slaves, New Orleans

Cotton loaded on steamboats by black slaves, New Orleans
Slaves loading cotton bales on riverboats at the New Orleans levee, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s

Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s
Riverboats loading at the Ohio River levee in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Boats on the Delaware River near New Castle, 1880s

Boats on the Delaware River near New Castle, 1880s
City of New Castle on the Delaware River, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Ohio River at New Albany, Indiana, 1870s

Ohio River at New Albany, Indiana, 1870s
New Albany, Indiana, viewed from the Ohio River, about 1870. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Buffalo Bayou, which became the Houston Ship Canal, 1870s

Buffalo Bayou, which became the Houston Ship Canal, 1870s
Steamboat loading cotton on Buffalo Bayou, connected to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston, Texas, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Busy New Orleans waterfront, late 1800s

Busy New Orleans waterfront, late 1800s
Steamboats and barges on the Mississippi River at New Orleans, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Hartford on the Connecticut River, 1850s

Hartford on the Connecticut River, 1850s
Steamboats on the Connecticut River in Hartford, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: PPRE2A-00156

PPRE2A-00156
Young Abe Lincoln working on an Ohio River keelboat. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Rescue of flood victims on the Mississippi River, 1800s

Rescue of flood victims on the Mississippi River, 1800s
Residents rescued at night from the flooded Mississippi River, 1882. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Boats on the lower Mississippi River, 1850s

Boats on the lower Mississippi River, 1850s
Steamboats and a raft passing a sugar plantation on the Mississippi River, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Pittsburgh from the Ohio River, 1880s

Pittsburgh from the Ohio River, 1880s
Steel mills darken the sky over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Steamboat taking on cargo, Mississippi river, 1800s

Steamboat taking on cargo, Mississippi river, 1800s
Mississippi steamboat loading cattle and corn, New Madrid, Missouri, circa 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Cotton bales on a river boat, 1800s

Cotton bales on a river boat, 1800s
Steam-driven boat loaded with bales of cotton, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Cotton bale loaded on a boat in New Orleans, 1800s

Cotton bale loaded on a boat in New Orleans, 1800s
Young African-American stevedore loading cotton onto a steamboat at New Orleans, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Klondyke Gold Rush riverboat in Dawson City, 1898

Klondyke Gold Rush riverboat in Dawson City, 1898
First steamer carrying gold out of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: New Orleans docks under electric lights, 1880s

New Orleans docks under electric lights, 1880s
Levee at night illuminated for the first time with electric lights, New Orleans, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Cincinnati, viewed from the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, 1850s

Cincinnati, viewed from the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, 1850s
Cincinnati, Ohio, from Newport Barracks, Kentucky, on south bank of the Ohio River, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Riverboats approaching Pittsburgh, 1850s

Riverboats approaching Pittsburgh, 1850s
City of Pittsburgh, viewed from the Ohio River, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: US Navy base in Memphis, Tennessee, 1850s

US Navy base in Memphis, Tennessee, 1850s
Navy Yard in Memphis, Tennessee, on the Mississippi River, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Fultons steamboat Clermont on the Hudson River

Fultons steamboat Clermont on the Hudson River
First voyage of Fultons steamboat " Clermont" on the Hudson River, 1807. Hand-colored halftone reproductioin of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Young Lincoln working on a river barge

Young Lincoln working on a river barge
Young Abe Lincoln as a flatboatman on the Ohio River. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Steamboat on the Missouri River

Steamboat on the Missouri River
Snags and low water hindering riverboat travel on the Missouri River, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Farmers market in Berlin, Germany, 1870s

Farmers market in Berlin, Germany, 1870s
Fruit-boats selling produce along the Spree River in Berlin, Germany, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Steamboat passing a raft on a river

Steamboat passing a raft on a river
Men steering a raft past a riverboat and its passenger excursion barge, early 1800s. Color halftone reproduction of an Arthurs illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Little Rock, Arkansas, 1870s

Little Rock, Arkansas, 1870s
Little Rock, capital of Arkansas, viewed from the river in the 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: GEUR2A-00077

GEUR2A-00077
Rouen, France, on the River Seine. Hand-colored engraving of an early 19th-century J.M.W. Turner illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: HUSG2A-00022

HUSG2A-00022
Freed African-Americans embarking for the North on riverboats after the Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: HUSG2A-00033

HUSG2A-00033
Former slaves on a boat to the North after the Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: Riverboat passengers taken on board in mid-river

Riverboat passengers taken on board in mid-river
Passengers hailing a riverboat from a rowboat in mid-stream, early 1800s. Printed halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageRiver Boat Collection: EVNT2A-00176

EVNT2A-00176
Town of Marysville, California, during the California Gold Rush, 1850. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration


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