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New Haven Railroad - Summer in New England

New Haven Railroad - Summer in New England

  • ca 1938
  • Sascha Maurer 1897-1961
  • 28 x 42 inches ~ (71 x 106 cm)
  • Linen backed

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and gives support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself.

    The price of this poster includes linen backing.

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  • This is probably the rarest of all American rail posters. On the cover of Travel by Train: The American Railroad Poster, 1870-1950 by Michael Zega. In 30 years we have never even seen another example in person.

    B+ condition - small loss through lower left corner, affecting printer's mark; repaired tears, replaced losses and restoration in margins; minor creases and abrasions in image.

    The New England coast viewed in the silhouette of a speeding locomotive. "The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, commonly known as the New Haven Railroad or simply, 'The New Haven,’ (or just the NHRR )operated in the states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. The New Haven operated freight and passenger trains over a Boston - New York City main line and a number of branch lines" ( "Maurer's finished design communicated the ideas of modernity and vacation fun in one remarkable image. It is one of the few American poster designs to effectively integrate the appeal of technology and destination" (Zega, p. 114). Sascha Maurer did a number of poster work for both the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New Haven Railroad.

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