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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Georgia Lee: 1906

Georgia Lee: 1906

Mississippi River circa circa 1906. "Steamer Georgia Lee at Memphis, Tenn." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The short life of Georgia Lee.

Built in 1898 at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Owned and operated by the Lee Line of Memphis. Ran on both the lower Misssissippi and Ohio rivers. Lost in 1918 to ice floes at Memphis.

Mr. Whirligig

That's a whirligig. The arms would rotate as the wind caught them. BTW, that's the bow, not the stern.

Old Man River

"Tote that barge, lift that bale, get a little drunk and ya land in jail." Perfectly depicted here. What would we do without Shorpy, best thing on the interweb.

Topside

Who is the character on top of the short post on the stern?

Cue!

Send for Grayson and Keel. It's showtime!

 
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