This watercolor is a scene of two of the rivercraft that were on the Kentucky River about 1900. The barge is anchored near Blanton's Landing and was used to store sand from the Kentucky River bottom around Frankfort. On the left, is one of the riverboats that travelled the river before the Lock system was installed. In the distance, is the "singing bridge" which replaced the old wooden bridge in 1893.
Paul would have set this scene while on the old path that was used to get from downtown Frankfort up to the City Cemetery. "Blanton's Landing", the larger oil painting shown above, provides a wider view of the river and town skyline.