1 Mile Above Sainte Genevieve, Looking North, October 1848, from Sketchbook

Maker and role
Artist: Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
Year
1848-1849

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Media/materials
Graphite on paper
Credit line
Gift of the Pearl Brewing Company
Accession number
1961.5.7
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The McNay's sketchbook picks up Eastman's journey near Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, an area originally settled by French Canadians. In addition to carrying passengers, steamboats took on cargo like furs, cotton, coffee, crops, and any other desirable trade good. Eastman captures a view of an important landing called Little Rock, one mile north of Sainte Genevieve, showing a residence and warehous buildings built close to the river.

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