Web STEREOVIEW – BROADSIDE VOIEW SOUND STEAMER BRISTOL – E.& H.T ANTHONY
Stereoview, 3 ¼ x 7, yellow square mount, ca. 1867 Anthony’s Stereoscopic views no. 5903 The Sound Steamer Bristol. Paste on label on verso.
Bristol was a large sidewheel steamboat launched in 1866 by William H. Webb of New York for the Merchants Steamship Company. One of Narragansett Bay's so-called "floating palaces", the luxuriously outfitted Bristol and her sister ship Providence, each of which could carry up to 1,200 passengers, were installed with the largest engines then built in the United States, and were considered to be amongst the finest American-built vessels of their era. Both ships would spend their entire careers steaming between New York and various destinations in and around Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Bristol was eventually destroyed by a fire while in port in 1888.
Exhibits some light use and wear, fine contrast and clarity ,overall Fine condition.
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