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Pictorial Americana

Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress


RIVER LIFE

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The jolly flat boat men

The jolly flat boat men. Engraving by T. Doney, 1847, after G. C. Bingham.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01064 (digital file from original print)

A steamboat race on the Mississippi, (Between the Blatic & Diana)

A steamboat race on the Mississippi, (between the Blatic & Diana). Lithograph by A. Weingaertner, 1859.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-1724 (color film copy slide)

Wooding Up on the Mississippi. (The Princess)

"Wooding Up" on the Mississippi. (The Princess). Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1863, after F. F. Palmer.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2551

Champions of the Mississippi. A race for the buckhorns. (Queen of the West & Morning Star)

Champions of the Mississippi. "A race for the buckhorns." (Queen of the West & Morning Star). Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1866, after F. F. Palmer.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-00658 (digital file from original print)

Rounding a Bend on the Mississippi. The parting salute. (The Queen of the west)

"Rounding a Bend" on the Mississippi. The parting salute. (The Queen of the west). Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1866.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-00895 (digital file from original print)

Low water on the Mississippi

Low water on the Mississippi. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1867, after F. F. Palmer.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-00818 (digital file from original print)

Bound down the river. (Flat boat)

Bound down the river. (Flat boat). Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4838

On the Mississippi. Loading cotton

On the Mississippi. Loading cotton. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3642

The great Mississippi steamboat race from New Orleans to St. Louis, 1870.  Between the R. E. Lee ... and Natchez

The great Mississippi steamboat race from New Orleans to St. Louis, 1870. Between the R. E. Lee ... and Natchez. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-2523 (color film copy slide)

 

  • For additional images: See the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials term "Steamboats" in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog [view term (includes links to images)] and the term "Flatboats" [view term (includes links to images)].
  • Also search the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog for the names of particular rivers such as the Mississippi River as well as the names of boats or ships.
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