PHOTOGRAPH - SIDEWHEELER CITY OF LAWRENCE.
Ca. 1880's albumen image, 11" x 14 1/2" on a 14" x 17" mount. Beautiful broadside full of the deep draft steamboat.
Built in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1867, the sidewheel paddle steamer City of Lawrence was one of a fleet of steamers owned by companies that were or became subsidiaries of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. City of Lawrence was the first iron-hulled steamer on the Sound. She was part of the Norwich Line (Norwich & New York Transportation Company) that connected New York and New England cities such as Worcester and Boston via coordinated water-rail transport. The rail-steamer terminal is visible behind the City of Lawrence, and rail cars can be seen on the right. The City of Lawrence was wrecked at New London in 1907.
A bit of age toning on mount, small amount of lifting of image b/l corner, along with minor chipping on edge. Overall VG-fine cond. $650. Lftr004