Mississippi River: circa 1925. Album.
Photograph album documenting steamship life upon the Mississippi River during the 1920s
This album measures approximately 7¼“ x 10” and contains over 60 photographs of Mississippi River towboats, tugboats, barges, tankers, dredges, crews, riverbanks, trucks, bridges, shipping facilities, and more. Almost all of the photographs are captioned. Minor wear to the album cover.
Photograph captions suggest that Smith was a crew member on the towboat Destrehan, which was owned by the Pan American Petroleum Company of New Orleans.
Images of named vessels include: Chinca, Destrehan, Henry Thane, Iowa, Lieut. Gurney, Minnesota, and Wynoka.
Other scenes show the Pan American Petroleum Company plant at Memphis, unidentified syrup and oil tankers, Memphis bridges, unidentified government towboats and dredges, tugboats at Memphis, Angola Prison in Louisiana, trucks, and truckdrivers (one a woman and one an African-American). Very good. Item #009508