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Gorgas River Boat [Gorgas Daguerrean Boat]
Jefferson County Historical Society
Madison-Jefferson County Public Library; Jefferson County Historical Society, Indiana Memory Collection, Identifier: JCHSV000678; MJCPLriver0005, Original photograph owned by Frank Gunter.
Joseph R. Gorgas used this boat from about 1855 to 1858 as a floating photographic studio. The word "daguerrean" can be plainly seen on the side of the boat. Gorgas had a studio in Madison, Indiana for many years and was a sought-after photographer.
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