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    • 129. River raft

    • Transportation; Rafts
    • The image shows an example of a river raft, similar to the style of raft that would have been used to transport families from the east along the Ohio River. The logs are lashed together. At the rear of the boat are three oarsmen steering the craft....
    • 132. Flatboat

    • Transportation; Flatboats
    • The image shows a flatboat. There are several steamboats in the background. On the flatboat is a load of kegs. , The central cabin has a slightly curved roof on which rests a rowboat. One steersman stands on the cabin roof, the other on a box in...
    • 150. James Howard

    • Maps
    • Photograph of the late 19th century industrialist, James Howard. He is shown in later years. His hair and full beard are white, He is wearing a fine vest and jacket with trim, along with a white shirt.
    • 153. Steamboat interior

    • Steamboats; Transportation
    • The elaborate interior of a steamboat's "parlor" a piano sits at the front left edge. A long row of tables, each with 3-4 plush chairs are spaced in a line down the center of the room. Small tables and chairs line the right hand wall. The wood work...
    • 203. The James Howard Steamboat

    • Steamboats; Transportation; Industry; Rivers
    • Photograph of the packet, James Howard, at dock with a smaller dock vessel beside it. The James Howard was a side wheeler with open cattle deck, a level for passengers, and the traditional captain's cabin on top. She had two large and two small...
    • 241. Howard Home and Orphanage

    • Architecture; Orphanages; Education
    • Prime examples of Victorian buildings in Jeffersonville are these two residences. The Howard Home now serves as the Howard Steamboat Museum. It is a three story with basement home that includes two rounded towers at the front and is made of red...
    • 28. Howard Steamboat Museum

    • Architecture; Steamboats
    • The Howard Steamboat Museum building has elements of Victorian, Gothic, and Queen Anne homes. On the grounds of the museum are is a paddlewheel from a steamboat and an outbuilding. The interior is wood-paneled with a wide, carved staircase behind...
    • 30. Duffy Home

    • Architecture
    • This home was built by Captain Duffy, a steamboat captain, in the heydey of Steamboat / Packetboat river traffic. It's entrances and windows are finely decorated with ironwork, carvings, and arches.
    • 309. 2nd Street Wharf, 1898

    • Steamboats; Ferries
    • Several horse or mule drawn wagons are pulling loads up the 2nd Street Wharf embankment in the foreground of this photo. Below at the river, the ferry steamboat, Columbia offloads it's passengers. In the distance to the left can be seen the stacks...
    • 31. 217 East High Street

    • Architecture; Inventors; Steamboats
    • This home, in what was once Port Fulton, but now a part of Jeffersonville, was built by Daniel French and his family around 1832 It is one of the few early Jeffersonville buildings to survive the flood of 1838. Daniel French invented a superior...
    • 310. City of Memphis, 1898

    • Steamboats
    • A large crowd has gathered to watch the launching of the City Of Memphis Steamboat in this image. The boat has been rolled down the embankment and has part of the boat in the water and part still on shore. There is a large crowd on the boat, with...
    • 311. Clark County's first automobile

    • Automobiles
    • The image of the first automobile in Clark County was taken on the grounds of the Howard home, now the Howard Steamboat Museum, on Market Street in Jeffersonville. The car, centered in the picture, was a Haynes-Apperson automobile. The car...
    • 320. Wall Street Ferry Dock

    • Steamboats; Ferries
    • A panorama image shows the city of Louisville in the background, the Ohio River across the middle and the dock and shoreline of Jeffersonville (Clark County, Indiana). At the left on the river, a packet steamboat sails east towards Cincinnati, both...
    • 333. Sitting high

    • Ferries; Steamboats; Floods; Rivers
    • In this image, the base of two steamboats, The City of Jeffersonville and the Corona, are sitting level with Front Street. Normally at that point in the dock. The residents of the homes would have looked across the top decks of the boats from their...
    • 355. Mrs. James T. Duffy Residence

    • Architecture; Dwellings
    • The stately home of Mrs. James T. Duffy is shown. James T. Duffy was the president of City Ice & Cold Storage Company before his death. This example of Steamboat Gothic style of architecture features many front porches, a widows walk in front of a...

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