Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

The Showboat Majestic

image number:

P0053145

description:

Image was courtesy of Hiram College and was most likely sent to IU for the purpose of publication on page 14 of the October 1959 edition of the Indiana Alumni Magazine. The article that accompanied this image regards Indiana University's purchase of the Showboat Majestic, its diesel tug boat named Attaboy (seen at extreme right), and how its first season with the Indiana University Theater Department would be summer of 1960.

The article also mentions that the boat was purchased from Captain Thomas Jefferson Reynolds who built the boat in 1923. It had a 425 seat auditorium and a 32 whistle calliope.

date taken:

1959 October 22

film code:

Kodak - - Safety - - Film

photographer studio:

Cowherd, Elwood Martin "Barney" (as copy photographer)

photographer studio:

News Bureau, IU (Copy Photography)

photographer studio:

Hiram College

accession number:

99/075

copyright owner:

Indiana University

corporate name:

Theatre Department

corporate name:

Speech and Theatre, Department of

corporate name:

Alumni Association, Indiana University

corporate name:

Calliope, Indiana University

corporate name:

Calliope, IUPUI

corporate name:

Theatre Department

corporate name:

Showboat Majestic

topic:

Boats

topic:

Showboats

topic:

Crowds

topic:

Passengers

topic:

Calliopes

topic:

Auditoriums

series:

Groups

subseries:

Majestic & Attaboy Showboat Copy