Creation Date

1866

Era

1800-1900

Medium

Photomechanical Reproduction of Original Color Lithograph

Dimensions

12.9 x 8.2, 18.5 x 13.5 (in frame)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.8

Creator Biography

Frances Flora Bond Palmer, American, 1812-1876.

Description

This reproduction depicts a steamboat race along the Mississippi River. Three steamboats sail into the foreground, with dark clouds of smoke and embers trailing from the smokestacks. A fourth boat approaches in the background. On the banks of the river, a crowd of gentlemen cheer and wave their hats around a bonfire as they come near. A bright full moon illuminates the scene.

Provenance

Printmakers Currier & Ives. From Camp's Art Store 311 Cleve. Ave. N.W. Canton, OH

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