Art Deco River Boat: 1940

Art Deco River Boat: 1940

Modernized excursion riverboat, St. Louis, Missouri. Originally designed to carry railroad cars, the steamboat was renovated in an art deco style and used as an excursion boat. 1940 photo taken by photographer John Vachon. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph. Vintage photo provided by LOC. Original Medium: nitrate negative.