Auction 127, Lot 282

"The Levee at New Orleans", Appleton & Company

Subject: New Orleans, Louisiana

Period: 1869 (published)

Publication: Appleton's Journal

Color: Hand Color

26.8 x 9.3 inches
68.1 x 23.6 cm

This busy post-war Mississippi River scene shows a long line of steamboats tied up to the levee to receive goods and passengers. Among their destinations are St. Louis, Cairo and the Red River. The landing is crowded with cotton bales, black workers, merchants and travelers. Engraved by John Karst after Alfred R. Waud.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened with some folds reinforced with tissue on verso and some extraneous creasing.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/25/2009