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Man in a Boat Hauling Nitroglycerin

Man in a Boat Hauling Nitroglycerin
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Title: Man in a Boat Hauling Nitroglycerin
Description: A man transports nitroglycerin in a boat which has a red danger flag at the bow (unseen against the dark background).

Image ID: 58993
May 8, 1894 
Thwaites, Reuben Gold
City, State: Shippingport, Pennsylvania
Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913 : Papers, 1843-1960
Genre: Photograph
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.
Subjects: Dwellings
Boats and boating
Petroleum chemicals industry
Outdoor photography

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