Logs; Lumber industry; Lumber; Ox teams; Cattle; Carts & wagons; Cutover lands; Clearing of land; Bodies of water
A team of oxen yoked together stand beside wagons loaded with hand hewn crossties. The crossties were hewn by seasonal workers using a broadaxe and delivered to river landing tieyards for shipping by steamboat.
Maps; Forts & fortifications; Batteries (Weaponry); Artillery (Weaponry); Cities & towns; Islands; Wetlands; Plantations; Rivers; Bodies of water; Military camps
Military map, hand-drawn on linen, by Albert Martin (possibly a Confederate cartographer). It stretches along the Mississippi River from Ashport in the north to Memphis in the south. Though detailed in its presentation of waterways, swamps,...
The "City of Memphis" is moored at the shore while cargo is loaded on board via a boom gangplank. Several well dressed men and women seem to be waiting to board. The tall stacks are belching black smoke in preparation for moving. Individuals are...
Steamboats; Ox teams; Laborers; Rivers; Farming; Bodies of water
A man with a hat stands next to a team of oxen. A river and a steamboat can be seen in the background. The man is standing near some wooden structures, one of which may be a barn. The name of the steamboat is the "City of Memphis."