Castner Scrapbook v.10, Transportation, page 53

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.10, Transportation, page 53

Item Info

Item No: pdcc02578
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.10, Transportation, page 53
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00970, middle [image dimensions 10.4 cm x 13.0 cm]:

Untitled engraving of frigates flying early American flags.


Item pdcc00973, bottom [image dimensions 12.4 cm x 12.6 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of illustration shows the trial trip of the first steamboat ever built. Crowds gather to witness the historic event which took place on August 22, 1787, on the Delaware River. Although not a Philadelphian, John Fitch, the inventor of the boat, had spent some time in the city as a young man. Shows the unique arrangement of paddles by which it was propelled. On one of its first trips it proceeded as far as Burlington when the boiler burst. It was floated back to the city and a new boiler installed.. It then went to Trenton, attaining a speed of eight miles an hour.


Item pdcc01026, top [image dimensions 7.0 cm x 15.5 cm]:

Halftone reproduction of photograph showing the steamship Major Reybold at her wharf in Salem, New Jersey. Built in 1853 in Wilmington, Del., the Reybold was the first iron vessel to see service on the Delaware, plying between Salem and Philadelphia until 1906. During the Civil War she was retained on the river on account of Fort Delaware and was for a long time the only steamboat running below Wilmington, carrying thousands of troops and prisoners to the fort.

Clipping from an unidentified newspaper.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.10
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler