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Train

Artist:
Edward Mitchell Bannister, born St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828-died Providence, RI 1901
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
6 x 8 1/4 in. (15.3 x 21.0 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Architecture\bridge
Landscape\river
Architecture\vehicle\train
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Frederick and Joan Slatsky
Object number:
1983.95.107
Description:
Edward Bannister’s painting shows a train cutting through a rural landscape, where a railroad trestle interrupts the flow of the stream below. These familiar signs of progress in the nineteenth-century landscape highlight a concern shared by many of Bannister’s fellow painters, who worried that industrialization would soon destroy their nation’s natural beauty.
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Train

Artist:
Theodore C. Polos, born Mytilene, Greece 1902-died Oakland, CA 1976
Medium:
lithograph
Dimensions:
12 1/2 x 11 in. (31.8 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group\female and child
Architecture\vehicle\train
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from D.C. Public Library
Object number:
1967.72.210
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Trains

Designer:
Saul Steinberg, American, b. Romania, 1914–1999
Medium:
Pen and black ink, graphite on heavy wove paper
Culture:
American
Type:
textile designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
before 1956
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith
Accession Number:
1956-126-2
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Four horizontal ranges show imaginary railroad trains, some peopled, going in various directions. Parts are overlaid with alternate suggestions.
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Trains

Designer:
Saul Steinberg, American, b. Romania, 1914–1999
Medium:
printed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Object Name:
Textile
Place:
USA
Accession Number:
1956-176-2
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
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Trains

Designer:
Saul Steinberg, American, b. Romania, 1914–1999
Manufacturer:
Piazza Prints Inc., New York, NY, founded 1946
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: screen printed on plain weave using eight screens
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Scarf
Object Name:
Scarf
Made in:
New York, USA
Date:
1951
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith
Accession Number:
1968-135-90
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Divided into four sections with black and white scene of train station. Top left has a train/trolley in color and the bottom right corner show colored motifs. Thin linework used to create perspective with bold outlines for emphasis of architecture.
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Train

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000
Physical description:
negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (contact print)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1949
Topic:
Transportation
Summary:
Train Passing Carisbrooke Station, Natal. The train is coming into Carisbrooke station. There is smoke coming from the top and sides of the train. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, Feb. 1949
This photograph was taken when Constance Stuart was on assignment for Harper's Bazaar, an American magazine. Her task was to create a portfolio inspired by the seminal book "Cry, The Beloved Country," which had brought the conditions in South Africa to the attention of the world. The author of the book was the South African writer Alan Paton (1903-1988). It was published in the United States in 1948. Alan Paton accompanied her on the assignment. In June 1949, Harper's Bazaar published an essay by Alan Paton entitled "A Letter from South Africa in which Alan Paton Guides you to his Corner of the 'Beloved Country'." Six photographs by Constance Stuart accompany the essay
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes
The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
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Train

Photographer:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000
Physical description:
negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (contact print)
photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 8 in. (vintage print)
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1949
Topic:
Transportation
Summary:
Train Passing Carisbrooke Station, Natal. The train is coming into Carisbrooke station. There is smoke coming from the top and sides of the train. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, Feb. 1949
This photograph was taken when Constance Stuart was on assignment for Harper's Bazaar, an American magazine. Her task was to create a portfolio inspired by the seminal book "Cry, The Beloved Country," which had brought the conditions in South Africa to the attention of the world. The author of the book was the South African writer Alan Paton (1903-1988). It was published in the United States in 1948. Alan Paton accompanied her on the assignment. In June 1949, Harper's Bazaar published an essay by Alan Paton entitled "A Letter from South Africa in which Alan Paton Guides you to his Corner of the 'Beloved Country'." Six photographs by Constance Stuart accompany the essay
There is one 8x10 black and white vintage print of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes
The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
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Trains

Designer:
Saul Steinberg, American, b. Romania, 1914–1999
Manufacturer:
Patterson Fabrics
Medium:
Medium: Technique: screen printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Object Name:
Textile
Made in:
USA
Date:
1951
Accession Number:
1958-153-1
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
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Trains

Designer:
Saul Steinberg, American, b. Romania, 1914–1999
Manufacturer:
Piazza Prints Inc., New York, NY, founded 1946
Medium:
Screen printed on paper
Type:
Wallcoverings
Sidewall
Object Name:
Sidewall
Made in:
New York, USA
Date:
1950–1951
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith
Accession Number:
1950-126-3-a/c
Description:
A humorous fantasy on railroad stations and trains. Arranged at random are European glass-roofed railroad stations. A small engine at left draws a car, obviously English, which bears the legend "Second Class." Printed in colors with black outline on white ground.
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Trains

Designer:
Saul Steinberg, American, b. Romania, 1914–1999
Printer:
Piazza Prints Inc., New York, NY, founded 1946
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: screen printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Object Name:
Textile
Date:
1951
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert A. and Lynne C. Adams
Accession Number:
2007-28-3
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Vistas of railway stations, with emphasis on the metal structure, with engines, coaches, and passengers depicted. Line drawing in black on a white ground, with touches of color in blue, green, orange, and red.
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Train

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 161 mm x 215 mm; 6 11/32 in x 8 15/32 in
Object Name:
tintype
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
after 1861
Subject:
Photography
Tintype Collection
Photo History Collection
ID Number:
PG*67.57
Accession number:
266009
Catalog number:
67.57
Description (Brief):
Vignetted tintype of a freight train (Rome, Watertown, & Ogdensburg Railroad) pulling flatbed cars and a group of people on an adjacent hill; in foreground, telegraph poles and another train track.
Description:
The NMAH Photo History Collection (PHC) has over 3000 tintype photographs dating from the beginnings of the process in 1856 to the present. ‘Tintype’ was coined and became the favored name.
Tintypes in the PHC are found in albums, the Kaynor Union Case collection and as individual photographs. The original tintype process patent was assigned to William and Peter Neff in 1856. William Neff died a short time later, but his son Peter, who named the process Melainotype, continued on with his work. The earliest tintypes in the PHC are a group of more than thirty Peter Neff Melainotypes, some of which date back to 1856 and contain notes written by Peter Neff. Shortly after the Melainotype, Victor Griswold introduced a very similar process on thinner, lighter iron plates and called them Ferrotypes. The PHC has tintypes ranging from rare large images between 5”x7” and 10”x12”down to small images cut to 6mm diameter to fit jewelry. The Melainotypes are between 1/6 plate and 4”x5” in size and many have indistinct images. There are also unexposed Melainotype plates including a pack of 1/6 plates and large whole-plates with four decorated oval borders that were designed to be cut into smaller quarter plates after exposure.
The great majority of tintype photographs are studio portraits, including the very popular ‘Gem’ size (about ¾” x 1”). Almost every gem tintype in the PHC is an individual head and shoulders portraits, the only exceptions seen being a full length portrait and a head and shoulders portrait of a couple. Most of these gem portraits are in small gem albums designed to hold two to six gems per page. However, several gems are mounted on cartes-de-visite (CDV) size cards and set in specifically designed album pages. Some of these CDV mounted gems are in elaborate miniature frames attached to the card. The tintypes larger than gem size show a greater variety of subject matter, but still with a main focus on individual portraits, this is especially true of the smaller 1/16 and 1/9 plate images. Outdoor tintypes are rare. Of the few in the PHC, the most common outdoor subjects noted are people standing in front of their homes and photographs of people proudly standing with, or sitting on, their horse or horses and buggy. One of the largest tintypes is a 9”x 7” outdoor view of a row of townhouses with a couple standing on one of the balconies. There is also an outdoor tintype of men fishing along with another of their days catch.
One common subject in tintype photography, as noted in text books, is the civil war soldier. The durability of the tintype meant that photographs taken in the field could be sent home. However, this category of tintype is not well represented in the PHC, with less than thirty noted due to the fact that the majority of the Smithsonian’s Civil War tintypes are located mainly in the Military History Collection. Most of the PHC examples of Civil War tintypes are in the Kaynor collection of cased images.
A few of the tintypes in the PHC are hand colored. This coloring varies from light tinting of faces and hands to heavy overpainting that obscures the underlying tintype image. A number of the tintypes (about 30) depict people with the apparatus of their occupations. Some are posed studio shots and others appear to be photographs of people at their place of work. Among the occupational views are images of a doctor, grocery deliveryman, weavers, fireman, ice delivery man, craftsman, cobbler, shoe shiners, mail carrier, surveyor, pipe liners and other tintypes of people wearing work clothes and posing with tools. These include a unique full-length gem tintype of a man in work apron with a saw.
Location:
Currently not on view
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Ethel Train

Artist:
L. S. Zumbuhl, 1905 - 1915?
Sitter:
Ethel Train, 1875 - ?
Medium:
Platinum print
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1911
Topic:
Interior
Photographic Format\Cabinet card
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.78.133
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Ethel Train

Artist:
L. S. Zumbuhl, 1905 - 1915?
Sitter:
Ethel Train, 1875 - ?
Medium:
Platinum print on linen finished paper
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1910
Topic:
Interior
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Photographic Format\Cabinet card
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.78.135
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[Streamlined train.] photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on film
1 item, 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910-1930
Topic:
Railroads
Railroad trains
Local number:
RSN 19123
AC scan - AC0143-0019123.tif
Notes:
Company catalog card included
Currently stored in box 3.1.73 [220B], moved from [181]
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
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Archives Center - NMAH
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2c Train Invert single

Scott Catalogue USA 3505b
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 29, 2001
Topic:
Trains
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.145
Description:
mint
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National Postal Museum Collection
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National Postal Museum
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A Venezuelan Railway train. 9003 [interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3 3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Venezuela
Date:
1900-1910
Topic:
Trains
Local number:
RSN 6032
Video number 04793
Notes:
Same as RSM 6033 and 6034
Currently stored in box 1.2.1 [21]
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Drilling

Maker:
Risso & Browne
Physical Description:
hand-colored (image production method/technique)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 10 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in; 26.67 cm x 23.495 cm
overall: 14 in x 11 1/4 in; 35.56 cm x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
ca 1833
Subject:
Children
Pets
Toys
Games
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Maker referenced:
Peters, Harry T.. America on Stone
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL*60.2233
Catalog number:
60.2233
Accession number:
228146
Description:
Sentimental genre prints documented the social image of Victorian virtue through domestic scenes of courtship, family, home life, and images of the “genteel female.” Children are depicted studying nature or caring for their obedient pets as they learn their place in the greater world. Romantic scenes picture devoted husbands with their contented, dutiful wives. In these prints, young women educated in reading, music, needlework, the arts, the language of flowers, basic math and science are subjugated to their family’s needs.
These prints became popular as lithography was introduced to 19th Century Americans. As a new art form, it was affordable for the masses and provided a means to share visual information by crossing the barriers of race, class and language. Sentimental prints encouraged the artistic endeavors of schoolgirls and promoted the ambitions of amateur artists, while serving as both moral instruction and home or business decoration. They are a pictorial record of our romanticized past.
This colored print is an outdoor scene of a naked child with a drum on his back facing a dog seated on a large rock. A toy gun is propped against the dog.
This print was produced by the lithography firm of Risso & Browne. The firm was founded in New York City by Charles Risso and William R Browne in 1832. The firm produced portrait prints, satirical prints, city views, sheet music, technical prints of silk worms and sentimental images. In 1837 Charles Risso left New York for the city of New Orleans and continued to make prints. He returned to New York in 1846. Browne continued to use the company’s name through 1839.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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George Francis Train

Artist:
John Willard Nichols, 1851 - 1852
Sitter:
George Francis Train, 1829 - 1904
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1872
Topic:
George Francis Train: Business and Industry\Merchant
George Francis Train: Business and Industry\Transportation\Seaman\Shipmaster
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.80.30
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National Portrait Gallery
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Night Train

Artist:
Doris Rosenthal, born Riverside, CA 1985-died Oaxaca, Mexico 1971
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 13 7/8 x 10 in. (35.2 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group
Landscape\time\night
Ethnic\Mexican
Architecture\vehicle\train
State of being\other\sleep
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist
Object number:
1976.46.3
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[Militiary training.] 25974 Photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Date:
1900-1910
Topic:
Armed Forces
Training
Local number:
RSN 17272
Notes:
Company catalog card included
Currently stored in box 3.1.62 [73]
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