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.