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Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. 1831. (plates 1 & 2,on one sheet, plates 3 & 4 on another).


  • PUBLISHER: Printed & Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris, & New York. Publishers to Her Majesty.

  • MEDIUM: Chromolithographs

    DATE: 1894

  • EDITION SIZE: Two prints, image size 8 x 25" (20.5 x 63.5 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: The first inter-city steam railway in the world<br><br> A pair of views depicting four trains of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1831.<br><br> The top panel, Plate 1, A train of the first class carriages with the mail. The lower panel, plate II, A train of the second class for outside passengers, with three third class carriages behind. Not for rainy days!<br><br> The second view:<br> Unnper panel. Plate III. A train of wagons with goods, &c.&c. Lower panel, Plate IV (below) A train of carriages with cattle.<br><br> G. Leeman Esq, M.P. Chairman of N E Rly. speaking as Chairman of the 1st. Railway Jubilee (Stockton & Darlington) held at Darlington 27th. Sept. 1875 said --"I know nothing comparable in the History of Science to that grand triumphal march - for such it was - with which the Liverpool & Manchester Railway was opened."<br><br> Raphael Tuck & Sons was a business started by Raphael Tuck and his wife in Bishopsgate in the City of London in October 1866, selling pictures and greeting cards, and eventually postcards, which was their most successful line. They also produced a number of prints. Their business was one of the best known in the "postcard boom" of the late 1890s and early 1900s.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Sold as as pair.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.


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