River Steamer Nettie Quill, Mobile, Alabama; front of postcardBlack and white print of the river steamer, Nettie Quill, on Mobile Bay in Mobile, AL. Large steamboat cruising on the water loaded with bales of cotton. Two long smoke stacks extend upward. Ship was built 1886 primarily to transport cotton and passengers. Known as the "Queen of the Alabama". It sank in port in New Orleans in 1915. Undivided back postcard.Written on front: 'I wrote your Father a letter today and you yesterday. H. W. (?)'.