First edition. 5 5/8" x 6 7/8" original pictorial wrappers, n. p. [ 39 pp.], numerous illustrations. mostly from photographs. Pitched toward the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair visitor, this profusely-illustrated pamphlet gives a history and description of the work of the Eagle Packet Company, which operated four steamers on the Mississippi and other rivers. The text describes the comfortable accommodations of the vessels and the different excursions that could be taken, while the illustrations show scenes up and down the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, views of Alton, Illinois and St. Louis (including from the 1903 flood), and an intriguing image of a "steamboat crap game." OCLC locates seven copies. Wrappers lightly used else a fine copy.
Inventory Number: 44283