Lee Line Poster

Lee Line Steamers Poster R. Ferris Collection














This picture was sent to me by Keith Norrington Curator of the Howard Shipyard Museum Jeffersonville Indiana with the following history.  “I am attaching a photo of a Lee Line poster that is now in the collection of the Pott Waterways Library at the Mercantile Library in St. Louis.  The late Miss Ruth Ferris, well known St. Louis river historian, acquired this poster when she purchased a large framed steamboat picture.  When she took it apart for cleaning, she found not one, but two of these Lee Line posters being used for backing.  What a find!  One of them was framed and displayed in Ruth’s “Midship Museum” aboard the steamer BECKY THATCHER (formerly the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s steamboat MISSISSIPPI) at the St. Louis riverfront from 1966 until it closed in 1970.  I have no idea where that poster went, but the other one is in the collection at Mercantile now.”

Thank you Keith for sending this picture.

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