Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Afloat on the James, 1895.


A recent addition to VCU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library. Click on the image to enjoy the colorful cover - it shows the palace steamer Pocahontas. "Afoat on the James" - published by the Giles Co., New York, 84 pages, wonderful images including many of the steamships operating on the James at the time of its publication, 1895.

- Ray B. 

2 comments:

HEK said...

Oy. Here's something else I wish I'd had for Ragtime. There were two of these boats, the Pocahontas and the Berkeley, and I believe the Pocahontas had a severe fire around 1905 or so -- it's in "Maritime Richmond." But they refitted it. The Berkeley was built at the Trigg Yards.

sbobet said...

thanks ysboou for arsbochive