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First Railroad in Connecticut
1947
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Ink and gouache with graphite on white wove paper mounted to board
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 15 x 21 15/16in. (38.1 x 55.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: A drawing of a train making its way through snow drifts. Three engines pull a tender car and what appear to be at least two passenger cars. To the left of the drawing a man is riding on a small sled being pulled by two horses. A fence is partially visible between the man on the sled and the railroad track.
Use Note: Original drawing number 33 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. The drawing was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.33.
Inscription: Inscribed at bottom margin, "First railroad in Connecticut, / New Haven to Hartford: 1839". Inscribed in pencil at lower left margin, "This is nice! / HH / Could you indicate / outlines of heads / in rear cars / for / passengers. / H".
Object Number: 1980.93.42
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