Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1994.108.055
Collection Macmurphy Thatcher Family Collection
Description Print from glassplate negative. The steamboat "E. P. Dawson" lies partially submerged in a river. The steamboat "E. P. Dawson" was built in Knoxville, Tennessee - the hull was built in 1894 and the boiler was built in 1896. A number of African American men are standing along the edge of a barge looking down at the steamboat. One has a long pole in his hand and it is in the water. There are several other men on the wrecked steamboat, three are gathered around the steam engine. A small barge is wedged under the front of the steamboat and a man is standing on it. Location is unknown. There is damage along the upper right hand edge of the image which replicates damage to the glassplate negative.
Date 1895 circa
Print size 7.00" x 5.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 1994.108