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Object Name Engraving, Wood
Title Magazine illustration, "Steamboat Disaster on the Ohio"
Catalog Number 2004.41.292
Creator Frazer, E.P; Harper's Weekly
Date 1868
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-10.125 W-14.5 inches
Description This is a hand tinted wood engraving entitled, "The Steamboat Disaster on the Ohio River, near Warsaw, Kentucky, December 4, 1868.--Sketched by E. P. Frazer." It was sighted to be pulled from Harper's Weekly, New York, 1868 December 26th edition as well as being hand-colored by Mrs. Geneva Archibald, of Louisville. The engraving shows two steamboats burning furiously, as its passengers crowd the stern. The steamboat on the left has "United States Mill Line Co. / America" written on its side. The other steamboat on the right side of the image has "United States" written on its side with an image of a soaring eagle pictured above. The left steamer lists heavily to the right as passengers jump from its stern. These steamers were known as daily packet steamers that traveled between Louisville and Cincinnati.

On the reverse of the image are articles with the following titles: "Trade and Finance.", "The Republic in Spain.", "Bogus Bronzes.", "Winter Scene.", "Domestic Intelligence." and "Foreign News."
Notes The Steamboat Disaster on the Ohio River near Warshaw, Ky., December 4, 1868

Supplementary material
These were daily packet steamers between Louisville and Cincinnati.
Collection Martin F. Schmidt Collection
People Frazer, E.P
Archibald, Geneva
Schmidt, Martin F.
Subjects Disasters
Steamboat accidents
Wood engravings
Search Terms Cincinnati (Ohio)
Louisville (Ky.)
Ohio River (Ky.)
Warsaw (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS