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29 September 1847
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Scope and content
A marine scene depicting the passenger steamship JOHN MUNN, a stern wheeler of shallow, flat bottom construction having a central paddle wheel enclosed by a paddle box located in the stern of the vessel. Abaft of the wheel are two funnels blowing steam exhaust. Foreward to the wheel is a multi-sided structure with openings and a conical roof with a ball finial. To the left of the structure, a white flag with a red border flies from the single mast, likely identifying the company owning the vessel, in this case, the People's Line of Steamers. A white ensign with a St. George's cross flies from the bow. Numerous figures are on the deck. At the right a landmass can be seen in the distance.
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and family fonds (R977). Copyright: expired/périmé.
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