Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

The Steamboat Planter in Depth

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on May 24, 2012


There’s a well-known stereoview of the South Carolina steamboat Planter, with copies at the NYPL, in the Eric Steinfleldt Collection at SMU, and elsewhere. The image is undated, but I believe it likely is from 1866-76, after the steamer’s wartime service. The ship is a close match for both Planter‘s appearance in 1862, and another postwar image in the collection of the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C. (This ship is sometimes mistakenly labeled as being Robert Smalls’ vessel, but it’s an entirely different craft.)

The main difference between this stereo image and the appearance of the ship in 1862 is the location of the pilothouse, a relatively simple modification.

Anyway, get out your red/cyan glasses and enjoy. Instructions on converting an old stereoview to a red/cyan image in Photoshop here.


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  1. theravenspoke said, on May 24, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Where is the *like* button?

  2. Bob Jones' Neighbor said, on May 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Makes me wish I had binocular vision instead of my left eye being at around 10%…

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