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Man in a Boat Hauling Nitroglycerin

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A man transports nitroglycerin in a boat which has a red danger flag at the bow (unseen against the dark background).


Image ID: 58993

Creation Date: 1894-05-08 

Creator Name: Thwaites, Reuben Gold

City: Shippingport


State: Pennsylvania

Collection Name: Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913 : Papers, 1843-1960

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: (T53)146

Original Dimensions: 4 x 4 inches


As seen in the book "Pilgrims of the Ohio", the river journey and photographs of Reuben Gold Thwaites, 1894, edited by Robert Reid, Indiana University Press, 1992. Text republished from "Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites, 1897.


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