BREESE KNEELAND & CO. JERSEY CITY N. J. ENGINE "YOUNG AMERICA."

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Breese Kneeland & Co. Jersey City N. J. Engine "Young America."

Lithograph printed in color, c.1855.
Image size 21 1/4 x 32" (53.5 x 81.3 cm).
Overall, good condition. Tear into the image on left - professionally restored. Brilliant original color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 3101
Price: $9,500.00
Publisher : Lithographed & printed in color by Endicott & Co. N.Y.
Printed in lower left J. S. Breese and C. Kneeland, Jr. and lower right W. G. Hamilton and E. P Gould.

This is one of the important Railroad advertising broadsides. The Locomotive "Young America." Breese Kneeland & Co was founded in 1853. The financial collapse doomed the company in 1857 and was reorganized as the Jersey City Locomotive Works. The company failed again in 1865 and James McHenry took over producing over 100 locomotives until the shop closed permanently in 1872. The combined companies produced over 300 locomotive engines. One of its locomotives is preserved at the Centennial Museum, University of Texas, El Paso.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Locomotives & Railroads , Locomotive Broadside