This photo captures The Mississippi River shore in Memphis during a day in 1906. This image is at a landing, where two steamboats await their cargo.
In the foreground, men can be seen carrying sacks, potentially filled with cotton or other goods, up the plank to the waiting ships. The sacks are being unloaded from a horse-drawn carriage, highlighting the reliance on animal transportation during that era.
As the men labor to load the vessels, billowing steam fills the air, from the powerful engines propelling the steamboats along the mighty Mississippi. The scene is alive with activity, showcasing the river trade that played a crucial role in the region's economy and transportation.
This photograph offers a glimpse into the commerce and hard work that characterized the riverfront in Memphis that connected communities along the Mississippi River during that time.