People's Line Steamers on the Hudson River. Steamers Drew and St. John Between New York and Albany.
Ca. 1878. Color trade card with illustration of an elegant couple: a saucy black cat with red bow and parasol on the arm of a dapper dog with bowler and double breasted coat. Charming, unusual illustration in orange, black and red with drop out text against black background. The Drew and the St. John were such luxurious Hudson River steamboats that they were known as the "grandest palace drawing room steamers in the world". Text on verso gives the name of the captain of the steamer Drew as Capt. S. J. Roe; Capt. Thomas Post for the St. John. Captain Post was the commander of the St. John in 1885 when the steamboat was burned and sunk at Pier 41 in New York. J. H. Allaire, Gen. Ticket Agt., New York; M. B. Waters, Gen. Pass. Agt., Albany, NY. 5 1/4 x 3 1/4". Illustrated side of card very slightly toned, otherwise very good condition. Very good condition. Item #19285