A chromolithograph of the race between The Natchez & the Robert E. Lee by Donaldson Art Sign company; image credit on full record.
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Donaldson Art Sign; Chromolithograph, The Natchez & Robert E Lee, 28 inch.
A chromolithograph of Natchez and Robert E. Lee. Dramatic chromolithograph with publisher's name Donaldson Art Sign Co on bottom right. A brass plaque on bottom middle reads The Historic Race Between the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez from New Orleans to Cairo June 30, 1870 Winner -- Robert E. Lee Time -- 3 Days 1 Hour 16 Minutes Delayed by Fog 2 1/2 Hours -- The Robert E. Lee -- was Built in Cincinnati, O. Moonlit nighttime scene of the Robert E. Lee ahead of the Natchez with passengers on both boats' upper decks fully engaged in the rivalry. Both boats producing enormous amounts of black steam during the contentious encounter.
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