There are two common 19th century
images of the Sultana — one a rather poor
photograph showing the overcrowded condition on the
steamboat and the other a news artists rendition of
the disaster from the May 20, 1865 Harper's
(Click on any of the images to see
a larger version.)
This is the most commonly found
image of the ship.
This is an enhanced version of the
first image (using Pain Shop Pro XI, version 11.20)
This artist's version was clearly
derived from the photograph.
Harper's Weekly image - the top image was scanned from the
newspaper and only slighted enhanced. The
lower image has been enhanced even more.