Real photo postcard, 1915-1925
This came with the identified Lock & Dam #1 photo. It looks like an excursion boat and is named the S. Katherine. Don’t see any smokestacks but it’s also got staple holes, similar to the Lock & Dam #1 postcard. A Google search didn’t find a “Katherine” vessel known to operate on the Osage.
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