This is the largest wing of the Steamboats.com Online Museum, with approximately a thousand unique images. Dave Thomson is a dedicated collector and graphic artist, as well as one of the leading authorities on Mark Twain, and steamboats in movies. You can usually buy photos of steamboats through eBay.com but to support our visitors, Dave Thomson has provided high density scans of four steamboats representative of typical steamboat styles. The images are watermarked and are attributed to Steamboats.com from the collection of Dave Thomson. Click here for four high resolution steamboat photos that print 8 x 10.
Dave at the wheel of the Julia Belle Swain, photo by
St. Louis cartoonist Dan Martin, 1992. email Dave Thomson
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Dave says: "These are some of my more whimsical contributions, some of them bordering on surrealism."
"In this one I replaced Dante's head with Twain's in the Delacroix painting." http://www.twainquotes.com/Hell.html
"I colorized pictures of the homes where Clemens was born and died then added a deep sky with comet streaking overhead." http://www.twainquotes.com/Halley%27s_Comet.html
"Borrowed a body from Rockwell and added Twain's head. The steamboat is from one of my old post cards." http://www.twainquotes.com/Fishing.html
Middle aged/old Clemens face split inside a circle." http://www.twainquotes.com/Age.html
"Twain's head on Santa's body on an old Christmas card." http://www.twainquotes.com/santaclaus.html
"Twain's head on the body of a young boy on his way home with a catch of fish." http://www.twainquotes.com/Work.html
"This is me and the Tom and Huck statue in Hannibal in 1992." http://www.twainquotes.com/Running_away.html
"Twain's head on Tom Sawyer's body, rafting on the river - replaced the sky too." http://www.twainquotes.com/Daydreams.html
Hale's City of Monroe Dave Thomson provided the photos of Jim Hale's City of Monroe model
Steamboat 'Round the Bend Dave Thomson provided the still photos to entertain the crowds after the third annual online steamboat race.
The Knight, Death and the Devil A piece by Dave Thomson when he was at Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1964 - 1968.