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Steam Boat Collection

"Unleashing the Power of Steam: A Journey through Time" Step aboard and embark on a captivating journey as we delve into the fascinating world of steamboats

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: OCEAN LINER QUEEN MARY. The Cunard White Star liner Queen Mary launched in 1934

OCEAN LINER QUEEN MARY. The Cunard White Star liner Queen Mary launched in 1934. Painting, 1934, by William McDowell

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: VANDERBILT: STEAM YACHT. Cornelius Vanderbilts paddle-box steam yacht, North Star

VANDERBILT: STEAM YACHT. Cornelius Vanderbilts paddle-box steam yacht, North Star. Wood engraving, American, 1855

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the Robert E

STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez from New Orleans to St. Louis won by the Robert E

Background imageSteam 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 imageSteam Boat Collection: LOUISIANA: STEAMBOAT, 1865. Through the Bayou by Torchlight. Lithograph, c1865

LOUISIANA: STEAMBOAT, 1865. Through the Bayou by Torchlight. Lithograph, c1865, by Currier & Ives

Background imageSteam 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 imageSteam Boat Collection: Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883

Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883
Brooklyn Bridge over the East River, looking toward Manhattan, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSteam 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 imageSteam Boat Collection: Dundee / Harbour 1912

Dundee / Harbour 1912
Dundee: the harbour

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: Spain / Balearics / Ibiza

Spain / Balearics / Ibiza
A view from the sea toward the island of Ibiza. Date: 1896

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: First Atlantic crossing by steamship, 1819

First Atlantic crossing by steamship, 1819
American paddlewheeler " Savannah, " the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, 1819. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: New York harbor, 1850s

New York harbor, 1850s
New York City, viewed from Brooklyn, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: Advertisment for the White Star Line, 1876 (printed paper)

Advertisment for the White Star Line, 1876 (printed paper)
TPG440681 Advertisment for the White Star Line, 1876 (printed paper) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: CORNWALL: LIGHTHOUSE, 1870. Putting the keepers on the newly completed Wolf Rock lighthouse 8

CORNWALL: LIGHTHOUSE, 1870. Putting the keepers on the newly completed Wolf Rock lighthouse 8 miles off Lands End, Cornwall, England. Wood engraving from an English newspaper of 1870

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: IRISH IMMIGRANTS, 1851. Emigrants leaving Cork, Ireland, to change for the trans-Atlantic steamers

IRISH IMMIGRANTS, 1851. Emigrants leaving Cork, Ireland, to change for the trans-Atlantic steamers, likely at Liverpool, England. Wood engraving from an English newspaper of 1851

Background imageSteam 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 imageSteam Boat Collection: IRELAND: WATERFORD, c1840. Scene at the quay in Waterford, Ireland, near the mouth of the river Suir

IRELAND: WATERFORD, c1840. Scene at the quay in Waterford, Ireland, near the mouth of the river Suir. Steel engraving, English, c1840, after William Henry Bartlett

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: IMMIGRANTS ON SHIP, 1887. Immigrants on the steerage deck of an ocean steamer passing the Statue

IMMIGRANTS ON SHIP, 1887. Immigrants on the steerage deck of an ocean steamer passing the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Engraving, 1887

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: NY: BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, 1849. View of New York from Brooklyn Heights

NY: BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, 1849. View of New York from Brooklyn Heights. Lithograph, 1849, by Nathaniel Currier

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: TITANIC: RE-CREATION, 1912. A Hollywood re-creation of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912

TITANIC: RE-CREATION, 1912. A Hollywood re-creation of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. No actual photograph of the event exists

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: TITANIC: SOAP AD, 1912. The White Star liner Titanic used in an English newspaper advertisement

TITANIC: SOAP AD, 1912. The White Star liner Titanic used in an English newspaper advertisement for Vinolia Otto toilet soap shortly before the liner sank, April 1912, in the Atlantic Ocean

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: St. Louis on the Mississippi River, 1870s

St. Louis on the Mississippi River, 1870s
Steamboat traffic on the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri, 1870s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River

Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River
Erie Canal grain-boats towed down the Hudson River to New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm

Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm
Steamship carrying grain on Lake Erie in a snowstorm, headed for Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: Thames River in London, mid-1800s

Thames River in London, mid-1800s
Westminster and the Houses of Parliament from the Thames, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: The Champions of the Mississippi-- A Race for the Buckhorns. Lithograph, 1866, by Currier & Ives

The Champions of the Mississippi-- A Race for the Buckhorns. Lithograph, 1866, by Currier & Ives
MISSISSIPPI RIVER RACE. The Champions of the Mississippi--" A Race for the Buckhorns." Lithograph, 1866, by Currier & Ives

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: SULTANA EXPLOSION, 1865. The explosion of the paddle steamer Sultana on the Mississippi River

SULTANA EXPLOSION, 1865. The explosion of the paddle steamer Sultana on the Mississippi River, 28 April 1865. Contemporary wood engraving

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: IRELAND: COVE OF CORK. View of the Cove of Cork (also known as Queenstown)

IRELAND: COVE OF CORK. View of the Cove of Cork (also known as Queenstown, or Cobh) in Cork Harbor, Ireland. Steel engraving, English, c1840, after William Henry Bartlett

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: NAVIGATION, 1871. A navigator using a sextant to measure the angular distance of the moon from a

NAVIGATION, 1871. A navigator using a sextant to measure the angular distance of the moon from a star. Wood engraving, American, 1871

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: SHIPWRECKS, 1875. The wreck of the Deutschland, inspiration of Gerard Manley Hopkins poem

SHIPWRECKS, 1875. The wreck of the Deutschland, inspiration of Gerard Manley Hopkins poem. Line engraving, English, 1875

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: MONET: CHARING CROSS Bridge, London. Oil on canvas, 1901-04

MONET: CHARING CROSS Bridge, London. Oil on canvas, 1901-04

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: The steam yacht Surf at anchor, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Surf at anchor, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Surf at anchor, 1912

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: The steam yacht Aldebaran under way, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Aldebaran under way, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Aldebaran under way, 1913

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: Steam yacht Liberty running east. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Steam yacht Liberty running east. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Steam yacht Liberty running east. Liberty was built for Joseph Pulitzer in 1908. Designed by George Lennox Watson she was one of the largest private yachts of her day

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: NORTH CAROLINA: WILMINGTON. View of the city and harbor of Wilmington, North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA: WILMINGTON. View of the city and harbor of Wilmington, North Carolina. Wood engraving, American, 1853

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: ROBERT FULTONs CLERMONT. Robert Fultons steamboat, Clermont, built in 1807

ROBERT FULTONs CLERMONT. Robert Fultons steamboat, Clermont, built in 1807. Color engraving, 19th century

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: Mississippi river steamboat

Mississippi river steamboat. Steamboats on river with scenes of African-Americans on raft, picking cotton, and dancing and playing instruments. Map of southern states in upper left corner. Date c1895

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: A steamboat race on the Mississippi, (between the Baltic & D

A steamboat race on the Mississippi, (between the Baltic & Diana). Date c1859 May 21. A steamboat race on the Mississippi, (between the Baltic & Diana). Date c1859 May 21

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: Jonathan Hulls steamboat, 18th century

Jonathan Hulls steamboat, 18th century
Jonathan Hulls steamboat, historical artwork. A patent for this steam-powered towboat was taken out by the British inventor Jonathan Hulls in 1736

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: STEAMSHIP TRAVEL POSTER. English poster, 1932, for Southern Railway advertising the Dover-Calais

STEAMSHIP TRAVEL POSTER. English poster, 1932, for Southern Railway advertising the Dover-Calais crossing of the English channel

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: CINCINNATI, OHIO, c1856. View of Cincinnati as seen from the south bank of the Ohio River

CINCINNATI, OHIO, c1856. View of Cincinnati as seen from the south bank of the Ohio River. Lithograph, c1856

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: RACE ON MISSISSIPPI, 1860. A Midnight Race on the Mississippi River

RACE ON MISSISSIPPI, 1860. A Midnight Race on the Mississippi River. Lithograph, 1860, by Currier & Ives

Background imageSteam 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 imageSteam Boat Collection: Steamboat pier, Trefriew (i. e. Trefriw), Wales

Steamboat pier, Trefriew (i. e. Trefriw), Wales
Steamboat pier, Trefriew (i.e. Trefriw), Wales. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: Shannon, County Limerick, Ireland

Shannon, County Limerick, Ireland
Foynes Pier River - Shannon, County Limerick, Ireland Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: NEW ORLEANS, 1884. The Levee in New Orleans. Lithograph, 1884, by Currier & Ives

NEW ORLEANS, 1884. The Levee in New Orleans. Lithograph, 1884, by Currier & Ives

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: CONFEDERATE WARSHIP, 1865. The Confederate war-steamer, Tallahassee. Color engraving, 1865

CONFEDERATE WARSHIP, 1865. The Confederate war-steamer, Tallahassee. Color engraving, 1865

Background imageSteam Boat Collection: CONFEDERATE WARSHIP, 1863. C. S. S. Rappahannock anchored at Calais, France

CONFEDERATE WARSHIP, 1863. C. S. S. Rappahannock anchored at Calais, France. Wood engraving, English, 1863
CONFEDERATE WARSHIP, 1863. C.S.S. Rappahannock anchored at Calais, France. Wood engraving, English, 1863



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"Unleashing the Power of Steam: A Journey through Time" Step aboard and embark on a captivating journey as we delve into the fascinating world of steamboats. From thrilling races to majestic ocean liners, these vessels have left an indelible mark on history. In 1870, the Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez captivated audiences with its fierce competition. The Robert E. Lee emerged victorious after traversing from New Orleans to St. Louis in an impressive time of 3 days, 18 hours, and 14 minutes. Fast forward to 1934 when the magnificent Ocean Liner Queen Mary graced the seas with her presence. This grand vessel, captured beautifully by William McDowell's painting, symbolized luxury and elegance during a golden era of travel. Travel back even further to Rome, Georgia in the mid-1800s where steamboats played a vital role in transportation along its rivers. These vessels brought life and prosperity to this charming city nestled amidst picturesque landscapes. The allure of steamboats extended beyond America's borders as depicted in a lithograph showcasing Louisiana's Bayou by Torchlight in 1865. Illuminated by flickering flames, these boats navigated through enchanting waterways evoking mystery and intrigue. Crossing over to Brooklyn Bridge's opening day in 1883, witness how steam-powered innovation connected cities like never before. This architectural marvel united communities while providing breathtaking views for those fortunate enough to traverse it. Venturing down south towards Shreveport in the 1870s reveals bustling riverbanks adorned with elegant riverboats gracefully gliding across shimmering waters - a sight that epitomizes Southern charm at its finest. Across continents lies Dundee Harbor in 1912; here steam power facilitated trade and exploration as ships set sail towards new horizons - their billowing smokestacks leaving trails behind them like whispers of progress.