P-265: Prints, Photos and Drawings (Pott Collection)

This collection contains the prints, photos and drawings that belong to the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library.
Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library
Bound Down the River
"Bound Down the River" print published by Currier & Ives
Steamboat R.C. Gunter
Photograph of the steamboat R.C. Gunter. The R.C. Gunter was a sternwheel packet built at Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1886 for the Chattanooga and Decatur Packet Company. R.C. Gunter was the owner and master. By 1896 the boat had been sold to the St. Louis, Harden and Hempsville Packet Company, and then sold again to the Eagle Packet Company a year later in 1901. The latter company ran the boat one final year until it sank in 1902 on the Illinois River. This is a unique view of the steamer we've not found elsewhere. Several passengers can be seen posing on the railing of the boiler deck. Photograph ca. 1900.

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