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The world's railroad scene / Swain & Lewis, des. & lith. 103 State, Chicago.

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The world's railroad scene / Swain & Lewis, des. & lith. 103 State, Chicago.

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Print showing well-dressed passengers waiting as the Illinois Central Railroad train pulls into the station; also shows a steamship, horse-drawn carriage, stagecoach, and canal boat, along with a large globe displaying the United States and the extent of the I.C.R.R. lines.
N14132 U.S. Copyright Office.

Copyright 1882.
The role of Charles I. Felthousen is unclear, he may be the artist and/or the copyright claimant.

Steam Machines, Engines, Locomotives. In 1781 James Watt patented a steam engine that produced continuous rotary motion. Watt's ten-horsepower engines enabled a wide range of manufacturing machinery to be powered. The engines could be sited anywhere that water and coal or wood fuel could be obtained. By 1883, engines that could provide 10,000 hp had become feasible. The steam engine was one of the most important technologies of the Industrial Revolution.

Pre-1900 locomotives photographs and art.

Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840. Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.

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