|Object Name||Engraving, Wood|
|Title||Magazine illustration, "Steamboat Disaster on the Ohio"|
|Creator||Frazer, E.P; Harper's Weekly|
|Dimensions||H-10.125 W-14.5 inches|
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."
The Steamboat Disaster on the Ohio River near Warshaw, Ky., December 4, 1868
These were daily packet steamers between Louisville and Cincinnati.
|Collection||Martin F. Schmidt Collection|
Schmidt, Martin F.
Ohio River (Ky.)
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|