Steamer R.C. GUNTER with load of cotton, Decatur, Alabama, circa 1881

photograph

PHOTOGRAPHS
USA, AL, Decatur
1881-02-05
paper
mount 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 in.; photograph 4-3/4 x 8 in.

Photograph mounted on cardboard; starboard bow view of docked stern-wheel steamer R. C. GUNTER loaded with cotton; men, horses, cotton bales, filled canvas bags, and biscuit boxes on shore in foreground; antlers rigged near ship's bell at bow; black and white men posed for photographer; black woman on upper deck; pencil note on back reads "J Lloyd Johnston/ Chattanooga/ Tennessee/ February 5th 1881./ Taken at Decatur, Alabama landing/ The Tennessee River Transportation Company/ R. W. Lake, Pres Waterbury, Conn/ Louis M. Meyer, V.P. and G.M. Chattanooga, Tenn/ Theo V. Meyer, Secy and Treas/ J [?] Johnston Soliciting Agent [also photographer?]/ Joseph H. Buchholg Audit and Cashier/ Captains Steamers/ .../ J. M. McDermott "R. C. Gunter"/ ..."; followed by list of Tennessee River Transportation Co. vessels and captains.


1992.43.1

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