Credit: Wikimedia
Original Author: John R. Hamilton, artist
Created: October 14, 1865
Medium: Wood engraving

The James and Kanawha River Canal, Richmond, Virginia.

This engraving published in the October 14, 1865, edition of Harper's Weekly shows a busy section of the James and Kanawha Canal in Richmond. A two-tiered boat at right is filled with passengers; and, at left, watermen with long poles—one of whom appears to be Black—direct a low-slung boat laden with cargo.

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