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John Rudolph Schwartz Album

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Identifier: P0357

Title: John Rudolph Schwartz Album

Description: The John Rudolph Schwartz Album contains photographs of steamboats, riverfront views, and steamboat memorabilia. Collected by John Rudolph Schwartz, the album is a memorial to both steamboat and river life and the activities of the Schwartz family. The steamboat photographs were for the most part obtained by Schwartz from the collection of Frederick Way. Reference numbers from Way’s Western River’s Steamboat Directory identify all of the steamboat photographs in the albums. Some original photographs collected by Schwartz are also included. The album is sectioned according to steamboat line, including the Jo Line, the Eagle Packet Company, the St. Louis and Tennessee River Packet Company, the Lee Line, the Anchor Packet Company, the Greene Line, and the St. Louis and Clarksville Packet Company, the latter featuring also an extensive collection of clippings related to the Belle of Calhoun steamboat. Additional sections contain photographs of excursion boats, "notable" steamboats, U.S. Government boats, steamboat races, levees, and steamboat cabins. The Schwartz family sections include documents, photographs, and mounted correspondence related to the Farmers Elevator Company, the Schwartz Commission Company, and members of the Schwartz family who served in the Missouri National Guard and the armed forces. The album concludes with a section of steamboat memorabilia and a collection of engraved city views from Mississippi River ports, most cut from the "Progress of the Republic." Subjects include: transportation; riverboats, city views.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1858 - ca. 1950

Type(s): Collection




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