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Train

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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:
ca. 1875-1880
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.
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
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Train

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Artist:
Utagawa Yoshitora 歌川芳虎 (active ca. 1850-1880)
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 35.8 × 73 cm (14 1/8 × 28 3/4 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1870
Former owner:
Robert O. Muller (1911 - 2003)
Topic:
train
Japan
Japanese Art
Robert O. Muller collection
triptych
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3665
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Train

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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

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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
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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith
Accession Number:
1956-126-2
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Trains

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

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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:
1949
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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith
Accession Number:
1968-135-90
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Trains

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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:
1949
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Accession Number:
1958-153-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Trains

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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, New York, USA
Date:
1950–51
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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith
Accession Number:
1950-126-3-a/c
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Wallcoverings Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Trains

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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
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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert A. and Lynne C. Adams
Accession Number:
2007-28-3
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
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Train

view Train digital asset: Tintype of a train and people on a hill
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
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
Subject:
Photography
Tintype Collection
Photo History Collection
ID Number:
PG*67.57
Accession number:
266009
Catalog number:
67.57
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Photo History Collection
Tintype Collection
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Ethel Train

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Artist:
L. S. Zumbuhl, 1905 - 1915?
Sitter:
Ethel Train, 1875 - ?
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
15.2cm x 8.4cm (6" x 3 5/16"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1910
Topic:
Interior
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.78.134
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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Ethel Train

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Artist:
L. S. Zumbuhl, 1905 - 1915?
Sitter:
Ethel Train, 1875 - ?
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 15.4 × 8.2 cm (6 1/16 × 3 1/4")
Mount: 16.2 × 9.9 cm (6 3/8 × 3 7/8")
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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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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Ethel Train

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Artist:
L. S. Zumbuhl, 1905 - 1915?
Sitter:
Ethel Train, 1875 - ?
Medium:
Platinum print on linen finished paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 14.9 × 10.5 cm (5 7/8 × 4 1/8")
Mount: 15.8 × 11.3 cm (6 1/4 × 4 7/16")
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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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery

Drilling

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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
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
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
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

2c Train Invert single

Scott Catalogue USA 3505b
view 2c Train Invert single digital asset number 1
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 29, 2001
Description:
mint
Topic:
Trains
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.145
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

Night Train

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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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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

George Francis Train

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Artist:
John Willard Nichols, 1851 - 1852
Sitter:
George Francis Train, 1829 - 1904
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.1 cm (2 15/16 x 2" )
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 Collection
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National Portrait Gallery

2c Empire State Express Train single

Scott Catalogue USA 295
view 2c Empire State Express Train single digital asset number 1
Medium:
watermarked paper; ink (carmine, black); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 1, 1901
Description:
used
Topic:
Trains
Object number:
1980.2493.2014
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National Postal Museum Collection
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National Postal Museum

Train and Factory

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Artist:
Louis Lozowick, born Ludvinovka, Russia 1892-died South Orange, NJ 1973
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (26.9 x 18.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1933
Topic:
Architecture\industry\mill
Architecture\vehicle\train
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Adele Lozowick
Object number:
1986.81.7
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1933, Lee Lozowick
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Train Through Truro

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Artist:
Ross Moffett, born Clearfield, IA 1888-died Provincetown, MA 1971
Medium:
monotype on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1941
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\train
Landscape\Massachusetts\Cape Cod
Landscape\Massachusetts\Truro
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo
Object number:
1983.18.30
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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