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    • 135. Aaron Burr

    • Vice Presidents
    • This slide was taken of a portrait of the former vice-president of the United States, Aaron Burr. Aaron Burr is shown with his hair tied back in a pigtail. He is wearing a neck scarf in the Regency style known as the waterfall. His coat has four...
    • Sprague (steamboat)

    • Tugboats; Steamboats; Piers & wharves
    • Built in 1902 in Dubuque, Iowa, she was the largest towboat ever built. Her early beginnings, however, were rocky. On her maiden voyage she collided with a showboat and only a year later had to have her engines replaced. It was difficult for...
    • 130. Flatboat and Keelboats

    • Transportation; Keelboats; Flatboats
    • The image shows a keelboat in the center, with passengers and four men rowing on the one. On the roof a man plays a fiddle and another steers the keelboat. It is not possible to see how many people are on the keelboat to the back and left side of...
    • 161. Borden Tavern

    • Taverns (Inns); Commercial facilities; Historic buildings
    • The building on the left is the focus of this image. It is a simple, federalist style building of the 1820's. White hitching posts are still evident in front of the building. On the left is a commercial building circa 1890's with a more ornate and...
    • Spelling Lesson -1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Gene had written a story and sent it to Metropolitan Magazine. Perriton Maxwell asked that a similar story be written with illustrations for the Christmas issue. This letter arrived with less than 24 hours to meet the deadline. "By four o'clock I...
    • My Indian Model

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Gene wrote," Near a lumberman's shanty, in a small clearing, I found my first subject, the most magnificent specimen of Indian physical manhood I have ever seen. He stood all or over six feet four, in his bare feet, and was splendidly...
    • The universal lens - 2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodicals
    • In this article Gene tells of being challenged to take only one camera and fit it with one lens for her outdoor journey. She chronicles various types of photos that she had taken and resolves that "if you have but one camera, make it a long...
    • The universal lens - 1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodicals
    • In this article Gene tells of being challenged to take only one camera and fit it with one lens for her outdoor journey. She chronicles various types of photos that she had taken and resolves that "if you have but one camera, make it a long...
    • The universal lens - 4

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodicals
    • In this article Gene tells of being challenged to take only one camera and fit it with one lens for her outdoor journey. She chronicles various types of photos that she had taken and resolves that "if you have but one camera, make it a long...
    • The universal lens - 3

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodicals
    • In this article Gene tells of being challenged to take only one camera and fit it with one lens for her outdoor journey. She chronicles various types of photos that she had taken and resolves that "if you have but one camera, make it a long...
    • The universal lens - 5

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodicals
    • In this article Gene tells of being challenged to take only one camera and fit it with one lens for her outdoor journey. She chronicles various types of photos that she had taken and resolves that "if you have but one camera, make it a long...
    • 320. Wall Street Ferry Dock

    • Steamboats; Ferries
    • A panorama image shows the city of Louisville in the background, the Ohio River across the middle and the dock and shoreline of Jeffersonville (Clark County, Indiana). At the left on the river, a packet steamboat sails east towards Cincinnati, both...
    • 624. Docked at Louisville

    • Steamboats
    • This image was taken after 1910 as there are two Model T Ford automobiles parked on the wharf at Louisville (Jefferson County, Kentucky). Only the name of Rose Island can be read on that entertainment ferry. There are at least three other...

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