Digital Archives Photographs

Steamboat on the Mississippi

Painter Collection: Kate Adams steamboat at Friars Point, Mississippi
Call Number: PI/1988.0006 (MDAH Collection)

Isn’t this a dynamic photograph? You can really feel the forward motion of the vessel. It’s the steamboat Kate Adams on the Mississippi River at Friars Point (Coahoma County).

For more images by the same photographer, check out the Painter Collection in the Digital Archives. It is comprised of over 1,000 photographs by Milton McFarland Painter, Sr. The photographs depict Friars Point and other places in Coahoma County, the Mississippi River, and various vacation stops, and they date from about 1912 to the 1920s.