For this week’s #Boatsinthelibrary post, we found a Missouri image to share. This riverboat illustration is by Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton, and it accompanies the work of another quite famous Missourian, Samuel Clemens. ⠀ ⠀ F353 .C64 1944 ⠀ ⠀ #riverboat #mississippiriver #missouri #thomashartbenton #art #illustration #bookillustration #titlepage #design #rarebooks #specialcollections #mizzou #universityofmissouri #ellislibrary #ifttt


As promised, here are other photos from my walk along the 3rd Avenue bridge yesterday.  The top one is the final color version of the B&W photo I posted yesterday, and the others are just some other shots I snapped while on that walk.

“There is a velvety sensuality here at the mouth of the Mississippi that you won’t find anywhere else. Tell me what the air feels like at 3 A.M. on a Thursday night in August in Shaker Heights and I bet you won’t be able to say because nobody stays up that late. But in New Orleans, I tell you, it’s ink and honey passed through silver moonlight.” –Andrei Codrescu, New Orleans, Mon Amour, Twenty Years Of Writings From The City