FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE FOR PENNSYLVANIA RAIL ROAD MANUFACTURED BY RICHARD NORRIS & SON, PHILADELPHIA.

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Freight Locomotive Engine for Pennsylvania Rail Road manufactured by Richard Norris & Son, Philadelphia.

Two stone lithograph with hand coloring c.1853
Image size 18 3/8 x 29 1/4" (46.8 x 74.2 cm)
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98619
Price: SOLD
Publisher : Published by Richard Norris & Son. Philadelphia.
Drawn by E.A. Page; On stone by M. Rosenthal; Lithogf. of L.N. Rosenthal, Exchange Coffee House, 3d & Dock Sts. Phil. The Richard Norris and Son company was started in 1832 as the American Steam Carriage Company by William Norris and Major Stephen H. Long (of western exploration fame). It was the largest locomotive maker in the United States, if not the world, during the 1850’s. By the late 1860’s they had gone out of business.

A fine representation of an early 1850's 1-6-0 freight locomotive..

The printer and delineator of this print were brothers. Louis Rosenthal was the older brother and publisher. Max, was the artist and lithographer. The Rosenthal firm was among the first to develop and promote multi-stone lithography which later developed into chromolithography. They were among the most talented practitioners of this new medium.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Locomotives & Railroads , Locomotive Broadside