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The Dewitt Clinton.

  • ARTIST: Edward Lamson Henry

  • PUBLISHER: Published 1900 by C. Klackner, New York.

  • MEDIUM: Chine-colle photogravure, hand colored,

    DATE: 1900.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 14 x 34 3/4" (35.6 x 88.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Shown is the first steam passenger train in America, which ran between Schenectady and Albany for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad. The previous year the railroad had operated with horse-drawn cars. On the Dewitt Clinton's inaugural run in 1832, a crowd of people gathered; passengers were showered with sparks from the woodburning engine. This print is typical of Henry's work, which usually recalled the everyday life of early 19th-century America, especially regarding modern transportation.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with original color save 2" repaired tear just into image at right.


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