Baluster from the steamboat "Mary Powell"
Overall: 29 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 73.7 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm )
handwritten in pencil: on upper surface: "Mary Powell"
Single wooden baluster from the steamer "Mary Powell."
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."
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
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