American Railroad Scene

American Railroad Scene.jpg

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Title

American Railroad Scene

Description

The subtitle to this Currier & Ives print says a lot: "lightning express trains leaving the junction." At this time, the town of Hornellsville (now known as Hornell) was the dinner stop for an overnight express train between Buffalo and New York City. The image here underwent several modifications over the years: a brighter-hued version, and then one created for the Erie Railway with destinations painted on the railcars and "Hornellsville" appended to the building.

Publisher

Currier & Ives

Date

1874

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/90708612/>

Format

jpeg, 1.3 MB

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Lithograph

Physical Dimensions

11.5 x 14 in.

Geolocation