Friday, December 1, 2017

Another job you wouldn't want to do, loading steamboats

Dean Server, The Golden Age of Steam, Todtri, 1996
This scene from 1900 shows the levee in New Orleans, where the  transfer of cargo between riverboats and ocean carriers took place. Below a painting by Currier and Ives presents a much more orderly, though no less busy version. 

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