Can someone direct me to a site or book where I can find illustrations of interiors of the classic Mississippi steamboats, like the Robert E Lee? I was going to buy the plans for the model, but I am more in need of diagrams and illustrations since my novel will take place largely on a fictitious luxuey riverboat. I am actually doing a short story that will be the basis for a chapter in the novel and need to know what a top class stateroom would look like. and how a boat with staterooms would be laid out. I am afraid the boats I can visit are likely gutted to permit larger parties.
I am going to see if I can get the Ferris and Hay books through interlibrary loan .