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"From Grays Ferry Looking South," 1858

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This 1858 painting shows many different types of river transportation.
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Queen, James F., "From Grays Ferry looking south," 1858


This painting by James Queen shows a scene on the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania in 1858. The painting shows that many different types of boats could be used for transportation on rivers for different purposes. The painting shows two steamboats in the background and barges on the river. Sailboats also can be seen.

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Queen, James F., "From Grays Ferry looking south," 1858. Courtesy of Library of Congress