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∞ ∞ ∞ STEAMBOAT AND EPHEMERA MUSEUM ∞ ∞ ∞





DIRECTORY

Main Gallery
Illustrations and Photos Straight Ahead

Squick Gallery --->
(Not recommended for the faint of heart)

<---Time Tunnel Theater
Now showing a documentary made in 1905 of San Francisco.




COVER ART

Left: Original Cover of the 1925 Montgomery Ward's Catalog.
Right: [personal profile] hwshipper's Cover Art Version.

      




CIGARS

Samuel Clemens Enjoying a Smoke


Cigar Box Label


Bloomer Girls, Turn of the Century





THEATER

19th Century Production of King Lear



James O'Neill in, The Count of Monte Cristo and Hamlet
                     


Ira Aldridge (1807-1867)
Ira Frederick Aldridge was the first African American actor to achieve success on the international stage, performing before Kings and Queens all over Europe, becoming known as the preeminent Shakespearean actor and tragedian of the 19th Century.


Sir John Gilbert's 1849 painting: The Plays of Shakespeare


NEW ORLEANS & LOUISIANA

The Cotton Market, New Orleans by Degas ca. 1872


Two Bird's Eye Views of New Orleans

      


St. Louis Cathedral


St. Roch Cemetery


The Restoration of the Union, Lafayette Square, 1863


Two Images of Canal Street, 1877. The One on the Right is Colorized. The Artist Mistook Street Railway for a Canal

      


Left: Canal & Decatur, Steamboats In Background, New Orleans, 1882
Right: Levee at Night, 1883


      

Jackson Square, 1885


Canal Street, 1885


French Market, Levee, 1888


Canal Street, Valentine's Day, 1895--Two Years After Electrification.
Eight Inches of Snow Paralyzes the City.



Old Union Station




A Bordello


Photos of Storyville: http://www.angelpig.com/storyville.html
Hilma Burt Parlor



Storyville: Mahogany Hall



The Exchange Hotel, 1870


Oak Alley Plantation, Current Day,



Moss Gatherers in Bayou Country, 1873


Louisiana Sugar Plantation, 1887





Colorado Springs and Denver


Bird's Eye View of Colorado Springs, 1909


AT&SF Union Station, c. 1908


The Antlers Hotel, 1883

      

Antlers Hotel Fire, 1886


Alamo Menu, 1895
      

The Boston Bakery and Lunch Room Menu with Prices, Denver, ca 1892
      



ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

University of Michigan, 1887


Main Street, Ann Arbor, ca 1893





SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA


Clipper Ships Docked at the San Francisco Wharf, 19th Century



Left: View of the Golden Gate & Fort Point from Fillmore Street, Prior to 1906 Earthquake
Right: View of the Golden Gate from Fort Point, Prior to the 1906 Earthquake
      

Left: San Francisco Harbor & Alcatraz, Prior to Earthquake
Right: The Chronicle Building, Prior to Earthquake
      

The Palace Hotel, Market Street, 1905


Left: First Cable Car Conquers Nob Hill, 1873
Right: Powell Street car outbound near Post, prior to 1900
      

Left: Golden Gate Park on Music Day, Prior to Earthquake
Right: Street in Chinatown, Prior to Earthquake
      




CURRIER & IVES STEAMBOAT ILLUSTRATIONS



      




      






19th CENTURY STEAMBOATS AND BEYOND

JM White, launched in 1878, Destroyed in fire 1886, Main Cabin for First Class Passengers



                              JM White, Main Cabin                    JM White, Ladies Cabin                              JM White, Office
            



                              JM White, Pilot House                    JM White, Promenade Deck                        JM White, Balcony
            


JM white, Main Stairway


Grand Republic, 1876. Originally named the Great Republic. Launched 1867, Destroyed in fire, 1877.


A Swarm of Steamboats, 1911







ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

Engraved certificate from the Louisiana Levee Company, 1872


The Mississippi and the River Industry, 1873


Break in the Mississippi Levee, 1884



STEAMBOAT PORTS--TRAVELING FROM SOUTH TO NORTH
Baton Rouge, 1881


Natchez, 1882



Left: Vicksburg during the Civil War
Right: Vicksburg, 1865


      

Bird's Eye View of Memphis



St. Louis, 1873
Left: Bird's Eye View
Right: St. Louis Levee

      




STEAMBOAT COLLISIONS & CATASTROPHES


Two Colorized Versions of The Lexington Explosion Off the L.I. Sound, 1840
     

Lucy Walker Explosion, 1844


SS Sultana, Worst Maritime Disaster in American History April 27,1865, 10 Miles from Memphis


America Collides with the United States, 1867


The United States after the Collision with the America, 1867


General Slocum Fire, 1904


Fire Involving Four Riverboats: Chris Greene, Island Queen, Tacoma, and the Morning Star, Ohio, 1922





THE CIVIL WAR

Charleston Rooftops Overlooking Fort Sumter, 1861


Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam) 1862


Drummer Boy at Antietam (Sharpsburg)


Confederate Flag



Additional photos and illustrations in the Squick Gallery.




THE THREE MUSKETEERS


D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers, by J. Huyot


The Three Musketeers, Russian Illustrator, Denis Gordeev


The Three Musketeers, Russian Illustrator, Denis Gordeev            The Three Musketeers, Russian Illustrator, Denis Gordeev
        




OPIUM

Laudanum


Graves Pectoral Compound Label, Opium Based Over-the-Counter Product

                                                            
Papaver somniferum L.                                                                                                                   Papaver somniferum L.


Political Cartoon about Over-the-Counter Opium-based Drugs





SPORTS, FAIRS & SHOWMEN


Rat-baiting, first step toward domesticating laboratory rats.
     

Harness Racing


Dan Patch

Dan Patch broke world speed records at least 14 times in the early 1900s, finally setting the world's record for the fastest mile by a harness horse (1m:55s) during a time trial in 1906, a record that stood unmatched for 32 years.

Fair Poster, 1888


World's Columbian Exposition, also called the Chicago World's Fair; and Little Egypt, 1893
     

A Carnival in Queens, 1909


Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show


Two Portraits of Buffalo Bill
     
Buffalo Bill, Age 19                              Buffalo Bill Cody, 1875




19TH CENTURY POLITICAL CARTOONS
(Click on Images to Enlarge)

"He Gathers Them In," by A. B. Frost, Daily Graphic. 1878


"Labor Strike," by artist Frank Leslie, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. 1880



Left: "Paper Foundations. Banking on a Friendly Basis," by artist J. Wales, Puck magazine. 1880.

Right: "Standard Oil," by artist Hooper, Daily Graphic. 1880

     

"The Recent Disaster in the Fourth Avenue Tunnel," by artist E.W. Kemble, Daily Graphic. 1882






MISCELLANEOUS


Victorian Man Shaving


Railway Station, Chicago


Train Schedule from the L&N Passenger Line, 1889
(Click on Image to Enlarge)





Left: Reproduction of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen
Right: Newspaper with portrait of Jesse James (1847-1882)

     


Preliminary Trial of a Horse Thief in Kansas City 1876_made in 1877 by Clay, Cosack & Co


Ice Cream



Continue to:
Squick Gallery --->
(Not recommended for the faint of heart)

<---Time Tunnel Theater
Now showing a documentary made in 1905 of San Francisco.


Bookstore
In Stock: Karma on the Mississippi:

(Prologue, Parts 1 & 2), (3 & 4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (16).




Reference Library
Menus from the Tutt Library at Colorado College

Most of the political cartoons are from I.T.C.H


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