Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1994.108.067
Collection Macmurphy Thatcher Family Collection
Description Print from glassplate negative. The "Stephen H. Long" is floating in a canal, with a flat-deck barge ahead of it. The canal has cement walls that flare out towards the front. The land around it has been cleared and there is a building complex on the left hand in the distance. Several large logs are floating in the water. Location is unknown, possibly around Knoxville, Tennessee. There is light damage along the upper and lower edges of the image which replicates damage to the glassplate negative.

This is the later modified version of the "Stephen H. Long" with enlarged and enclosed first and second decks.

Stephen Harriman Long (1784-1864) was a U.S. Army explorer, topographical engineer, and railway engineer, being noted for his designs on steam locomotives. In 1830 Colonel Long conducted a survey of the Holston River in Tennessee [which joins with the French Broad and becomes the Tennessee River]. This report would be cited in the 1890s for the need for river improvements in the Tennessee River and the need for a light draft steamboat- the Stephen H. Long.
Date 1890 circa
Print size 7.00" x 5.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 1994.108