P-003: Ruth Ferris Collection Prints

This part of the Ruth Ferris Collection contains prints, mostly lithographs taken from illustrated periodicals in the 19th century.
Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library
A Mortar
Illustration of a mortar gun on board a Civil War gunboat., From Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War.
A Trip on the Atchafalaya River
1. Entrance to Atchafalaya River. 2. A "Swamper's" house on the Atchafalaya. 3. A Swamper. 4. Steamer running the rapids of the Atchafalaya. 5. Red River Landing. 6. Castle on the Atchafalaya. 7. Little Whiskey Bayou. 8. A Swamper's garden (in a Canoe). 9. The ash cabin, Atchafalaya. 10. Map showing changes in the Mississippi's current.
Bombardment of Island No. 10
Bombardment of Island Number Ten by the mortar fleet, March 16, 1862. -- Sketched by Alexander Simplot. -- [ See page 219.] The gun-boat fleet dropping down stream to reconnoitre. Steamers towing mortar-boats into position.
Closing scene of the naval fight before Memphis
From Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War.
Colonel Ellet's Ram Approaching Memphis
From Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War.
Difficulties of a Working General Among the Bayous
Bayou Navigation in Dixie.-From a sketch by Mr. Theodore R. Davis.-[See page 235.]
Embarkation of the Ninth Missouri Regiment
Embarkation of the Ninth Missouri Regiment, Colonel Kelton, at St. Louis, for Lexington. - Sketched by Alexander Simplot. - [See page 658.]
General Halleck's Army on the Tennessee
Commissary store boats. Landing cannon. Interior of a sanitary steamer. The general hospital at Hamburg. Moving siege guns to our lines., From Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War.
Government Snagboat No. 2
Government snag-boat removing obstructions from the channel of a western river. - Drawn by Schell and Hogan. - [See page 870.]
Grand Tower and Devil's Bakeoven
Grand Tower and Devil's Bakeoven, Mississippi River. Drawn after nature for proprietor Herman J. Meyer.
Hailing a Steamboat
On the Mississippi. By our special artist and correspondent.
Indianola
The United States gun-boat Indianola (iron-clad) running the blockade at Vicksburg.
J. M. White
J. M. White, Hal Henderson sketch. Proof from cut of drawing used on cover of "Steamboat, Art, Decoration and Elegance" by Ruth Ferris.
Landing of the Seventh and Twelth Regiments
Landing of the Seventh and Twelth Regiments at Cario, June 4, 1861.-Sketched by Mr. A. Simplot.-[See Page 410.]
Memphis Before the War.
Old battery at the Navy-yard. Steamboat landing. The cotton levee., From Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War.
Mortar Boats In Process of Construction
From Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War.
River Scenes at Cairo, Illinois
Cairo at midnight. Coaling in Cairo. On the Mississippi - By our special artist and correspondent.
St. Louis Riverfront
View of the bridge now building across the Mississippi at St. Louis. - Sketched from the shot-tower by Robert P. Mallory. (See page 30).
Up the Hudson
Illustration of passengers on a steamboat working up the Hudson River.

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