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Sailing Packet, Volga River, Samara, Russia
Sailing Packet, Volga River, Samara, Russia
TitleSailing Packet, Volga River, Samara, Russia
Date of OriginalSummer 1903
CreatorBolley, Henry Luke, 1865-1956
Creator RolePhotographer;
Description Starboard view of a Volga Sailing Packet, under sail, with three men onboard. On is near the rudder, with two others in front of him. The boat is underway, since the sail is billowing and there is a slight wake at the bow. The vessel is sailing in the Volga River, somewhere near Samara, Russia.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Sailing
LocationSamara (Russia)
Item NumberBol.36
Format of OriginalLantern slides
Dimensions of Original8 x 10 cm.
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Volga sail packet at Sawana, Russia"
NotesTitle supplied by staff. Bolley meant Samara, Russia.
Biography/HistoryBolley was probably comparing these sail boats to the sailing packets he might have seen in the United States. These small sailing vessels were widely used in the later part of the 19th century for internal mail and scheduled service using rivers and canals.
Samara is a large Russian city located on the Volga River, southeast of Moscow. Its founding can be traced back to the 14th century.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, University Archives
Repository CollectionH.L. Bolley Photography Collection
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineUniversity Archives, NDSU, Fargo (Bol. 36)
Digital IDbo000036
Original SourceLantern Slides
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