"Steamboat Leaving the Landing"
Keystone View Co.
overall: 3-1/2 x 7 in.; image: 3-1/8 x 6 in.
Stereograph mounted on gray board with rounded corners; photograph of a steamship at the dock, preparing to leave, people on shore wave farewell to people on board at the railings; printed on left "Keystone View Company/ Manufacturers Publishers" and "COPYRIGHTED/ MADE IN U.S.A."; printed on top "P207"; printed on right "Meadville, Pa., New York, N.Y.,/ Chicago, Ill., London, England."; printed on bottom right "P-18205 Steamboat Leaving the Landing"; printed on back "P207-(18205)/ STEAMBOAT LEAVING LANDING/ Long, long ago people did not travel/ in great steamers like this one. No one/ had thought of the way to make a boat/ go by steam. Instead they put up sails/ and let the wind push against them./ Then, if the wind blew the right way,/ the ship sailed fast. But if the wind/ blew the wrong way, it was slow sail-/ ing. When Columbus crossed the At-/ lanic Ocean he came in a sailing ship./ It took him about eight weeks. Now/ fast steamers crosss in less than one/ week. They do not mind which way/ he wind blows. That is why we can/ get sugar or grapefruit so quickly./ That is why we can get coffee or pine-/ apples or bananas from far-away count-/ tries so quickly./ Robert Fulton is supposed to have/ invented the steamboat. Anyway, he/ first made one travel up and down the/ Hudson River. Everyone was sur-/ prised to see a boat without sails mov-/ ing up the river. It is sail that Cap-/ tain Morey in Vermont made a steam-/ boat before Fulton did, and that Fulton/ saw his boat. Captain Morey's boat/ was sunk in Lake Morey./ You know the world is round. If/ you wished to travel around it you could/ go all the way by steamship. This is/ because the oceans join together. It/ would be fun to try it./ Copyright by The Keystone View Company".