General view of a Memphis street along the river front reflects the hustle and bustle of commerce and the cotton industry as displayed in downtown along Front Street. Freedmen and their families are seen laboring and occupying the area.
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.
An unidentified farmer is standing on a device that appears to be a skid elevated by 3 or more long wooden dowels. A mule is harnessed to it by two chains and a rope is attached to the left side of the mule's mouth area known as a side pull. The...
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."
One-page printed Form No. 5 includes categories for horses; mules; oxen; wagons; ambulances; carts; ships; schooners; sloops; steamers; boats and barges; and skiffs and batteaux in the possession of William Alonzo Wainwright, Assistant...