[Delta Queen, Cincinnati to New Orleans, 1968]

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Home movie footage of a voyage from Cincinnati to New Orleans that Bailey took aboard the steamboat Delta Queen in early 1968. An article about her experience, "Last Call for the Delta Queen River Cruise," was published in the New York Times in May 1968. The film primarily shows the scenery as the boat cruises down the river and members of the crew working on the ship (including the captain manning the bridge). Features the Delta Queen's calliope as passengers gather to listen. Bailey herself takes a turn at the instrument. On shore, the film documents stops at historic antebellum homes, including McRaven and Oak Alley Plantation. The footage is not edited in chronological order.
Bernadine Bailey
Travelogue; Historical
Amateur films; Travelogues (Motion pictures); River steamers
Cincinnati, OH; Paducah, KY; Vicksburg, MS; New Orleans, LA; Vacherie, LA
Bernadine Bailey Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 Film (0:00:00); 16mm
Title devised by cataloger. Previous title: St. Louis? Delta Queen.
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003230929; Other: GR00440230; MDPI Barcode: 40000003230929

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