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A Steamboat Trip on Fox River in Wisconsin



A Steamboat Trip on Fox River in Wisconsin
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Title: A Steamboat Trip on Fox River in Wisconsin
Description: Holzlhuber boarded the 'Plymouth', a high, narrow steamboat that was built specially for navigating the narrow and sometimes overgrown Fox River. The steamer could accomodate about forty passengers who could take shelter in the two low decks. The steamer would also stop about four times to pick up mail from surrounding farms put in rain-proof mailboxes attached to trees on the riverbank.

Image ID: 28152
Creation
Date:
1858 ca.
Creator
Name:
Holzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898
City, State: Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Franz Holzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959
Genre: Painting
Additional
Information:
This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Hoelzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.
Subjects: Trees
Postal service
Steamboats
Rivers
Shorelines
 

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