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The LADY FRANKLIN in Prairie du Chien

The <i>LADY FRANKLIN</i> in Prairie du Chien | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Steam-powered car designed to run on ice across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The <i>LADY FRANKLIN</i> made one successful trip across, but was then abandoned while the inventor-builder, Norman Wiard of new York, tried to raise money.
DESCRIPTION
Steam-powered car designed to run on ice across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The LADY FRANKLIN made one successful trip across, but was then abandoned while the inventor-builder, Norman Wiard of new York, tried to raise money.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:103676
Creation Date: 1859
Creator Name:Hesler, Alexander
City:Prairie du Chien
County:Crawford
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Vanderbilt, Paul : Wisconsin Thematic Panels Project, 1965-1967 and 1982-1984
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 5000.750-757.0754
Original Dimensions:8.375 x 6.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Appears in Thematic Panel Image ID: 102609

Ex coll. Judge Daniel H. Johnson/Elista Amanda Johnson (or Johnston?) / Mrs. Henry Sprague / J.C. Prien. Original mount die-stamped: “Hesler artist 113 Lake St. Chicago.”

SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Hats
Industrial buildings
Men
Outdoor photography
Signs and symbols
Railroad tracks
Railroads
Steamboats

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