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P-51: E. J. Carpenter Steamboat Photographs

ABSTRACT: The E.J. Carpenter Steamboat Photographs Collection consists of nine photographs of Ohio and Mississippi River scenes, most containing some aspect of steamboating.

CREATOR: Carpenter, E. J.

DATE: 1885 - 1893

SCOPE: Nine photographs mounted on black cards and measuring approximately 8 x 10 inches. Photographs cover scenes on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, steamboats, an ice gorge and dam and Cincinnati scenes.

EXTENT: 9 photographic prints

ACCESS: This is collection P-038. This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, depending on condition. Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building. More information about conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.”

Some portions of this collection are available for viewing on the UMSL Digital Library. A content list is available below.


Biographical note 

E. J. Carpenter was an amateur landscape photographer, active in Cincinnati (Hamilton) in the early 1880s. According to the Enquirer, he made a specialty of Ohio River scenes. Cincinnati Enquirer, July 23, 1883.

Haverstock, Mary Sayre, Jeannette Mahoney Vance and Brian L. Meggit. Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900: A Biographical Dictionary. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 2000. Web. 28 October 2014.


Controlled Access Headings:

Geographic Heading(s)

  • Ohio River
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Brooklyn (Ill.)


  • Carpenter, E. J.


  • Steamboats -- Ohio River
  • River steamers
  • Dams
  • L. A. Fulton (Steamboat)

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These photographs were purchased from Michael Vinson Americana in October, 2014.

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