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Louisville and Cincinnati mail packet steamer "Jacob Strader"

Description: This is an illustration of the "Jacob Strader," a steamboat mail packet on the Louisville and Cincinnati mail line. The "Jacob Strader" was a troop carrier during the Civil War and was dismantled in 1866.


Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer


Medium: Black and white photographic print


Culture: American


Geography: USA


Date: 1856


Collection: U.S. Mail Packets and Boats


Repository: National Postal Museum


Accession number: A.2006-95


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Taken on May 14, 2008