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Baluster from the steamboat "Mary Powell"

Object Number: 
1941.885
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 73.7 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on upper surface: "Mary Powell"
Description: 
Single wooden baluster from the steamer "Mary Powell."
Gallery Label: 
The "Mary Powell," a Hudson River steamboat, was built in 1861. She was one of the fastest steamers of the time and became known as the "Queen of the Hudson."
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group