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Transportation Art, Locomotive, Photograph, ALCO, Framed, Early 20th Century


American Locomotive Company, New York City
American: Early 20th Century
10 x 23.75 inches, image size
11 x 25.5 inches, overall
13 x 27 inches, mat overall
15.5 x 29.5 inches, framed

Photograph of a steam engine locomotive, shown in profile, pulling one car. This print, in its original mat and hardwood frame, was issued as an advertisement for the American Locomotive Company, presumably for a locomotive used on a New York City line.

The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) was created in 1901 by a merger of seven smaller locomotive manufacturers, and was for decades the second largest builder of locomotives in the U.S., mostly steam locomotives, but also began producing diesel models in the 1920s. It was headquartered in Schenectady, New York, until the company closed doors in 1969.

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Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, fading, wear. Glued to matboard, as issued, appears stable and not to be affecting the photograph. Original mat with printed title very good, with the usual toning, having very light dampstain in lower portion, unobtrusive. Original hard-wood frame very good with the usual wear, handling, shrinkage.


“The American Locomotive Company ‘Alco.'” American Rails. 2007-2018.¬† (18 May 2018).

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20th Century