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Steamboats' Traffic Association examples

Envelope from Steamboats Traffic Association

Postmarked New Orleans, 4 March 1905

Steamboats Traffic Association

Chas. W. Drown Freight Traffic Manager

(rubber stamped supplement to address):

523 Hibernia Bank Building

New Orleans, Louisiana

Among the many Steamboat Rates listed, Authority 3809 pertains to Captain Fred Way Jr.'s BETSY ANN Various other steamboats have their own Authority numbers assigned to them including some other examples below:

Excerpts from:

THE NINTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE RAILROAD COMMISSION OF LOUISIANA. JANUARY 1, 1908.

BATON ROUGE:

THE DAILY STATE PUBLISHING COMPANY

STATE PRINTERS 1908

STEAMBOAT RATES AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMISSION and in Effect January 1, 1908 APPENDIX "F."

Authority No. 3569.
Steamers Alice and Jessie.
Rates between New Orleans and landings on Amite River,
as far as Bayou Manchac and Hope Villa: also down freights.
Issued January 25, 1906.

Authority No. 3587.
Natchez & Bayou Sara Packet Co.
Rate of 1% cents per bushel on grain and bran, carload quantities,
from Vidalia to points on west bank of Atchafalaya River to Union Point,
Black Hawk and Red River landings.
Issued February 6, 1906.

Authority No. 3809.
Steamer Betsy Ann.
Rate of $1.50 per ton on cotton seed meal and hulls.
from Vidalia and Tenses to landings on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivera.
Effective March 11, 1908.

Authority No. 4068.
Steamer Carrie.
Rates on commodities between New Orleans and landings on Bayou Lafourche.
Issued October 18, 1906.

Authority No. 4145.
Steamer Annie P.
Tariff applying on cotton from Bayou Bartholomew to New Orleans and Monroe.
Effective December 18, 1908.

Authority No. 4601.
Steamer Grand Isle.
Tariff applying on commodities from New Orleans to Grand Isle.
Effective August 15. 1907.

Authority No. 4696.
Steamer G. H. A. Thomas.
Tariff applying on commodities, from New Orleans to Springfield.
Effective September 11, 1907.

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"No Gambling" Aboard on Sundays" sign

8 x 12 inch "Faux" sign silk screened on heavy sheet metal in gold and white on black background which came out a dark navy blue in the attached scan.

"NO GAMBLING ON SUNDAYS WHILE ON BOARD RIVERBOAT
BY ORDER OF: U.S. WATERWAYS COMMISSION"
(COMMISSION was misspelled with only one "S" so I corrected here in Photoshop, makes a better presentation).

Possibly this was sold as souvenir or as home décor for bars and "man caves" Must have been made after 1975 since the steamboat graphic is derived from a photo of the modern NATCHEZ at New Orleans which was launched in '75.

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Steamboat "STONEWALL JACKSON" necktie

Necktie (from the 1950's or '60's?) with a repeated image of what I was able to decipher as a steamboat called "STONEWALL JACKSON." The appearance of the fabric (weaved?) has an "embroidered" appearance. I scanned this over the back of a shirt whose coral color closely matches the color of the pennant, flags, name on the paddle box and the accent stripe that runs above and below the procession of steamers.

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On The Robert E Lee = Neil Diamond = The Jazz Singer
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Fox Wild Published on Jun 14, 2015

Steamboat themed song from Neil Diamond's 1980 remake of the earliest talking picture, 1927's THE JAZZ SINGER which had starred Al Jolson

On the Robert E. Lee - Neil Diamond

Look at the way she's wavin' her sail
It's a wondrous sight to see
People hurry on down from every town
Have a look at the Robert E. Lee

Proud and strong and made to be free
Can't go wrong on the Robert E. Lee

Got the sun in my eyes
And the wind in my face
And it's good just to be alive
Gonna set out tonight for New Orleans
I won't sleep till I arrive

And if I'm lucky,
I'll find a young lady under the stars
And we'll dance the night away
Somebody wake me and say it's a dream
Leadin' me far from my home
And haven't you noticed
Despite what it seems
You can't deny it's you and I alone

Maybe spend my life just workin' the land
Maybe livin' from day to day
But I'm free tonight in New Orleans
If I like it, I just might stay

Proud and strong and made to be free
Can't go wrong on the Robert E. Lee

Got the sun in my eyes
And the wind in my face
And it's good just to be alive
Gonna set out tonight for New Orleans
I won't sleep till I arrive

Songwriters: Gilbert Becaud / Neil Diamond

On the Robert E. Lee

lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Universal Music Publishing Group

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Engravings from France 1855 Bateau à vapeur. "LE CHAMOIS"

SCANS OF TWO ENGRAVINGS OF THE FRENCH STEAMSHIP LE CHAMOIS
(11 1/2 X 16 1/4 INCHES) PUBLISHED IN PARIS IN 1855. FROM A DEALER IN FRANCE.

(First) CUTAWAY PROFILE OF THE FULL LENGTH OF THE INTERIOR AND BELOW THAT ARE DETAILS OF MACHINERY &THE PADDLEWHEELS THEY OPERATED.

(Second) FULL LENGTH PORT SIDE EXTERIOR PROFILE ELEVATION INCLUDING THE "WHEEL HOUSE" / PADDLE BOX, BELOW THAT A BIRD'S EYE VIEW LOOKING STRAIGHT DOWN ON THE DECK EXCEPT FOR THE SMOKESTACK WHICH IS IN PERSPECTIVE.

THE FILES ARE A 25 PERCENT REDUCTION OF SCANS OF THE ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS.

1855
Bateau à vapeur. (steamboat)
Bateau roues à aubes.(paddle wheels)
Plan Brevet Original, Armengaud (patent)
"Publication Industrielle"

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A steamboat promoting Pennsylvania motor oil

The steamboat at the landing here bears similarities to the GOLDEN EAGLE and AVALON so the artist may have combined elements from various photo research in their graphic. Undated Saturday Evening Post ad of PENNSYLVANIA Motor Oil. The style of the vehicle at the landing suggests that the ad might date from the 1950's. Where it wasn't black and white the ad was a butterscotch golden-brown color which I have converted to blue.

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An illustrated cover for TOM SAWYER from 1972

Spirited illustration for a 1972 Rainbow Classics edition of TOM SAWYER signed by what looks like "Irwin" in the lower left. I was able to saturate the color and rearrange the title portion which credited Louis Slobodkin who did the illustrations inside the book which were pen and ink, spontaneous and stylized in an almost childlike way that worked in a sort of fine arts way.

The cover style is in the style of commercial illustration with some interesting derivations such as the boys on the raft in the lower right who originated from John Gannam's 1949 painting of Tom and Huck for a John Hancock life insurance advertisement. The steamboat behind the boys is the MARK TWAIN at Disneyland. Tom and Becky lost in the cave lower left, Tom and Becky in the schoolyard lower center with schoolhouse reminiscent of one of Winslow Homer's paintings with the edition of a belfry on the roof. Upper left the graveyard scene with Injun Joe about to stab Doctor Robinson whose raising a headboard to clobber Muff Potter with as Tom And Huck watch in foreground. Center top Aunt Polly scolds Tom for stealing jam. Upper right the whitewashing episode with the second story of the boyhood home in Hannibal seen above the fence. Upper right Tom with some of the loot on the barrelhead that he took in exchange to allow his friends to whitewash the fence. Tom cradles the "kitten with only one eye" as described by Mr. Sam Clemens during Chapter 2 where initially Tom had lured Ben Rogers into taking a turn at whitewashing in exchange for Ben's apple and subsequently:

"By the time Ben was fagged out,Tom had traded the next chance to Billy Fisher for a kite, in good repair; and when he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with - and so on, and so on, hour after hour. And when the middle of the afternoon came, from being a poor poverty-stricken boy in the morning, Tom was literally rolling in wealth. He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door-knob, a dog-collar - but no dog - the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash."


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A sample shelf in my library of TOM SAWYER & HUCK FINN editions

Attached for the HUCK 'N TOM pages a photo of one of many shelves in my library that are stocked with editions Domestic & Foreign of Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Various small collectibles are included in front of the books. My interest in Sam Clemens' immortal river town boys is comparable to my devotion to steamboats.

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Tom Sawyer dancin'?

This Poetic TOM SAWYER cover art appears to have been achieved with both watercolor and pastels by Giuseppi Ornaghi who may have done this originally for the program cover of a TOM SAWYER ballet . . . The characters Tom Sawyer with brush, Ben Rogers with apple and Injun Joe with knife all appear to be dancing.

Aunt Polly wearing her glasses and apron stands with hands on hips. Polly's cat Peter stands in front of her. Bandit John Murrell's treasure in gold coins describe an arc behind Tom that he and Ben seem to be dancing over. Jackson's Island is represented by trees and reflecting water.

The dancing male characters don't appear to have feet, their ankles just taper off into points. Tom and the fragment of whitewashed fence seems to have been inspired by Norman Rockwell's 1930's painted illustration. This Italian edition is copyrighted 2003 by Giunti Gruppo Editoriale, Firenze.

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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI T.V. movie poster

Promotional poster for the PBS broadcast of the 1990 TV movie adaptation of Mark Twain's LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI - we should have the DVD cover on one of our pages and this can join that post if you can locate it. In the poster an artist painted the likenesses of Robert Lansing as Pilot Horace Bixby and David Knell as Cub Pilot Sam Clemens with a representation of the JULIA BELLE SWAIN as the ALECK SCOTT. This poster courtesy of CineMaterial.com.

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A coffee can with a lithographed of a painting of Disneyland's MARK TWAIN

Wrap around lithograph of a painted illustration easily identified as having been based on the MARK TWAIN at Disneyland, is featured on this vintage coffee can from the 1950's or 60s measures 6.10 inches in diameter and 6.85 inches high. No brand name of a coffee company was included although originally a brand name could have been displayed on the lid or on a discardable paper or cellophane wrapper encircling the can. The name of the steamboat was painted twice at the stern in an indecipherable scrawl.





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