Steamboat Photograph Collection

Accession Number: SC 18:56
Location: RB-M Photo
Dates: 1857-1936
Size: 1 slim Hollinger; 0.15 cubic feet
Creator/Collector: Various
Acquisition info: Some photos a transfer from SLPL Art Department
Accruals: No accruals expected
Custodial history: Unknown
Language: English
Processed by: Melissa Miller, September 2018
Conservation notes: Photographs placed in acid-free folders
Scope and Content:

The collection contains photographs of steamboats. Other subjects include machinery, ship workers, shipyards, and other like-scenes. Photographers are unknown.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by steamer name
Restrictions: No restrictions  
Remarks: No remarks

Steamboat Photograph Collection
1 slim Hollinger; 0.15 cubic feet

Box/Folder Description
1/1 Finding aid
1/2 Steamers, A-G

-Abner Gile

-Albatross; 1936

-Alton (6)

-Arkansas City (1896 tornado damage) (2)

-Athabasca River; 1927 (3)

-Bald Eagle (6)

-Belle of Calhoun

-Belle of the Bends


-Capitol; 1935

-City of St. Louis (4)

-Dakota; 1872

-Dubuque (3)

-Erastus Wells (2)

-Excursion Queen St. Paul; 1935

-Freddie; 1890

-Gem City

-George H. Rea (3)

-Golden Eagle; ca. 1935

-Grand & Rapids of Wenominee; 1905

-Grey Eagle; 1857

1/3 Steamers, H-W

-Helena (2)

-Henry W. Longfellow

-Horatio A. Wright


-JM White; 1935                  

-Josephine; 1885

-Key City

-Kit Carson (4)

-Libbie Conger


-Mark Twain

-Mary Morton

-Minneapolis; 1917 (2)

-Morning Star

-North Missouri


-Phil Scheckel (2)

-Pittsburgh; 1886


-Ottumwa Belle


-Rapids of Wenominee; 1905

-St. Paul (3)

-Sidney; 1910-1917 (8)

-Spread Eagle (6)


-Thomas Parker (2)

-Verne Swain and Wheeling; 1918

-WM Rees

1/4 Unidentified Steamers and Misc.

-Burlington, IA; 1916

-Calhoun County, IL; 1916

-Captain Harry Short, Lacrosse, WI; 1915

-Captain JE Short, Winona Park; 1917
-Captain SB Hanks; Albany, IL

-Captain Thomas Withro and JE Short, Quincy, IL; 1917

-Desoto, WI; 1916

-JE Short and Bond Boys

-JE Short on a mound of apple barrels, St. Louis, MO; 1916

-Last raft, Hudson to Fort Madison; 1915

-Mrs. Jerome Short

-Moline, IL; 1917

-Nashville, TN; 1860s

-Nauvoo, IL house; 1916

-Public bridge across the head of Lake St. Croix; 1916

-St. Paul, MN; 1915

-Sand and gravel fleet, St. Louis; 1916

-Short as day watchman, Holt Plant, East Peoria, IL; 1918

-Sunday at Hamburg, Calhoun County, IL; 1916

-Unidentified steamers (19)

-Wabasha boat yard

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