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Here a steam paddle wheeler has tied up to the banks on the Mississippi River at Clinton, Iowa. This steamer was an excursion cruise boat that steamed up and down the Iowa and Illinois area of the Mississippi River. The passengers were treated to fine dinning and entertainment. It’s Sunday afternoon and the Victorian age is evident in the dress of the passengers offloading, and all the local spectators and waiting people. Even the bicyclist wore coat and ties in this age of proper dress. The wagon high bridge which is gone can be seen in the background along with the train bridge which could swing open to allow the boats to pass through. The train bridge (current Union Pacific) is still there to this day 100 years later. Clinton produced more lumber than anywhere in the world those days and had more millionaires per capita. Most of the forests of the north were sawed up in Clinton.

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wheel, river, oil, dock, historic, mississippi, victorian, paddle, realism, iowa, clinton, peolple, staemboat

Comments

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitaualmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding work and stunning details!

  • Thank you, I am new here. Have never sold anything online. your work has a lot of class!

    – Dan Budde

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    This is an absolutely beautiful painting Dan. The precision and detail is stunning… it took more than one double-take to realise it wasn’t an old photograph! :o)

  • Elaine Green
    Elaine Greenover 4 years ago

    Your work is fantastic!!

  • mysteryfaith
    mysteryfaithover 4 years ago

    very lovely work

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! This work has been selected to be featured by our ‘Guest Artist’ John Cocoris.

  • Diko
    Dikoover 4 years ago

    Hi Dan,
    Congratulations on the feature.
    This is a fantastic work with lots of movement and a great story

    DIKO

  • Monica Vanzant
    Monica Vanzantover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your painting has been chosen for the Oil Painters Group “Intricate Compositions” feature. Click on the banner below to see the OPG home page.

    Best Regards, Monica

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 4 years ago

    Superb detail and lots of interest here, in this perfect composition.
    And as you’ve observed, people dressed smartly back then!

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous scene, wonderful detail! Congrats on the homepage feature!

  • sibel
    sibelover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the Homepage Feature !

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