On Board the Steamship of the Sächsische Steamship Company

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Title

On Board the Steamship of the Sächsische Steamship Company

Subject

Stadt Wehlen
Lower Saxony, Germany
Paddle boats
Elbe River
Sächsische Steamship Company
Transportation--1900-1910
Leisure Time Activities--1900-1910

Description

1 postcard recto and verso.

A View of a Stadt Wehlen Steamboat sailing along the Elbe River in Stadt Wehlen

Creator

Engler, Hugo

Source

Photographed in Wehlen, Germany, the Stadt Wehlen steamboat began giving river cruises in 1879, and still occur presently on the Elbe River. It is the oldest original river cruise steamboat still in use.

Publisher

Engler, Hugo

Date

Published 1907-1914

Format

JPEG

Language

ger

Type

Photographic postcard with divided back, 3.5 x 5.5. in.

Identifier

gc_wehl_recto.jpg
gc_wehl_verso.jpg

Abstract

River cruises were particularly popular along the Elbe River, occurring between Dresden and the picturesque “Saxon Switzerland” to the south. One can still get a sense of the relaxed elegance of such cruises since the Stadt Wehlen, the oldest dating from 1879, and eight more are still active. They are owned and operated by the Sächsische Dampfschiffahrts Company, which claims to be the largest and oldest paddle steamer fleet in the world.

Inscripton on recto:

Summer of 1908

References

For more information see: http://www.paddlesteamers.info/ElbeDresden.htm

Provenance

Original Collection passed from Gertrude Kinnear to her sister Luree Jobe to her daughter Eleanor Jobe, who left it to her niece Elizabeth A. Mealy who left it to her granddaughter Caitlin Mealy.

Rights Holder

For rights and permissions, please contact Caitlin Mealy, catydids515@gmail.com.

Publisher Location Item Type Metadata

Location

Dresden, Germany

Producer

Engler, Hugo

Files

gc_wehl_recto.jpg
gc_wehl_verso.jpg

Citation

Engler, Hugo, “On Board the Steamship of the Sächsische Steamship Company,” Omeka 389, accessed April 17, 2024, https://omeka.lib.jmu.edu/389/items/show/576.