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Highlands
Prints from Picturesque America. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1873. Various sizes; largest approximately 6 x 9. Wood engravings, except as noted. Very good condition. All prints are uncolored, as issued. Prints can be colored for approximately $30.



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Camden and Amboy Railroad
Edward Lamson Henry. "The Camden and Amboy Railroad, with the Engine Planet, in 1834." New York: C. Klackner, 1900. Photogravure. Printed with color and finished by hand. 15 1/4 x 32. Very good condition. Framed.

A fascinating historical image from the childhood of rapid transit. This print is from a series done by C. Klackner depicting some of the most famous early passenger trains. The prints are based on accurate historic information, combining this interesting history with an impressive appearance. Here is the steam engine Planet at Camden, N.J. with the steamship William Penn in the background on the Delaware River. The Camden & Amboy Railroad, connecting Philadelphia to New York City, was the major New Jersey leg of the passenger and freight lines which ran up the east coast of North America in the nineteenth century. $1,350



Arms: U.S.S. Alabama

  • "Battle Wagon -- U.S.S. Alabama Outfitting at Norfolk Navy yard, Crane Ship Kearsarge Alongside 1942." 1943. 11 3/4 x 17 1/2 plus full margins. Etching and drypoint. Pencil signed & dated, lower right margin; incribed "II," lower left margin. Slight sun lightening. Edition: 872. Fletcher, 376.

    John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) was a prolific artist/printmaker of many subjects. Educated as an architect he began issuing fine arts prints in the 1920s. Much of his work depicts medieval architecture, but he also did landscapes. During World War II he executed a "Navy Series" for the U.S. Government to celebrate the enormous and noble output of war materiel by American industry. Grandeur is conveyed through the large size and photographic detail of this print and all those in the series. $875



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