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Baluster from the steamboat "Mary Powell"

Baluster from the steamboat "Mary Powell"
Title
Baluster from the steamboat "Mary Powell"
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 )
Description 
Single wooden baluster from the steamer "Mary Powell."
Credit Line 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number 
1941.885
Marks 
handwritten in pencil: on upper surface: "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."
Provenance 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group