The Mississippi Steamboat Homer


Just after midnight on January 3, 1833, the Misssissippi steamer Homer arrived at Mount Vernon. Bodmer embarked upon it the following morning for New Orleans. During the next several weeks, he produced numerous studies of the scenery and settlements along the lower Ohio and Mississippi. Most of these are reproduced here for the first time. Bodmer's undated sketch of the Homer may have been made at any one of the stops along the course of his travels downriver.

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pencil on paper


14 1/4 x 21 3/4

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Approximate Date of Creation

January 1833