Here a young Joseph Kinney is seen working for his uncle and admiring an early steamboat passing by. And so began his life long passion for steam boats.
This one went through a few changes in editing. It was decided that it was more likely that Joe would have had a clerical job than a labor job when working for his uncle so I changed him from pushing a barrel to pushing a pencil. While at it I tweaked quite a few other aspects of the illustration too. Compare them and try to spot what's different.
This artwork is for the Notable Missourian book on Joseph Kinney, written by Maryellen McVicker and published by Truman State University Press.