Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lee Brothers

  The three gentlemen standing on the cotton bales are most likely Shelby Rees Lee, my grandfather, Robert E Lee and perhaps their brother James Lee III.   The SADIE LEE is to their right and the HARRY LEE is in … Continue reading

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Steamer JAMES LEE colorized

 This postcard was postmarker October 26, 1914 at Memphis, it is one example of several different colorized cards which were taken from the previous black and white post of the JAMES LEE.  The producer of the post card added several items … Continue reading

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Steamer JAMES LEE postcard picture

 This picture of the JAMES LEE was widely reproduced as post cards.  These postcards are often seen advertised by Ebay sellers for $6.00 to $15.00.  I have several different postcards taken from this photograph which show various coloration additions to … Continue reading

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1904 Memphis Sanatorium advertisement

                                  This ad is from the Memphis Polk 1904 directory.  Of interest is the language letting the reader know that take home remedies were … Continue reading

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Steamer CHICKASAW November 13, 1886

From the Mid-South Memories section of the Memphis Commercial Appeal November 13, 2011, the following was reported November 13, 1886, “The steamer Chickasaw commanded by Capt. E.C. Postal, has at this port with 1613 bales of cotton from the White … Continue reading

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KATE ADAMS aground

 This picture of the KATE belongs to Ed Provine who graciously allowed me to copy.  Way’s Packet Directory 1848-1983 recorded the following “On  June 29, 1917, the KATE was stranded at Helena Ark., on a falling river and remained high … Continue reading

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KATE ADAMS at planter landing

 KATE ADAMS named for the wife of Captain John D. Adams was a competitor of the Lee Line.  This undated picture was most likely taken at a planters landing.  The KATE was very similar in size to JAMES LEE

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