A pair of historical lithos each measuring 10 1/4″ x 26 1/2. The colors are bright. The margins have tears and a couple of loose corners which are somewhat attached to a backing applied during a restoration job. No paper is missing to the best of my knowledge. Sold “as is” but will happily send more detailed photos. No obvious foxing or paper discoloration.
The first litho was Drawn by J. Shaw, Liverpool. “A Train of the First Class of Carriages with the Mail.; A Train of the Second Class for Outside Passengers.” TRAVELLING (as spelled) ON THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY, 1833.
PLATE 1.A TRAIN OF THE FIRST CLAFS (as spelled) OF CARRIAGES WITH THE MAIL – PLATE II (BELOW) A TRAIN OF THE SECOND CLASS FOR OUTSIDE PASSENGERS – WITH THREE THIRD CLASS CARRIAGES BEHIND.
WRITTEN AT THE BOTTOM: “North Star Built” 1830 BY R STEPHENSON & CO. 11″ CYLINDERS, 16″ STROKES, 5 FT. DRIVING WHEEL. “Jupiter” built 1831 by R. Stephenson & Co. (details continue as above).
Copyrighted by MB Cotsworth, Holgate , York
TRAVELLING (as spelled) ON THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY. 1831.
NB The First and Second Class Carriage were constructed after the style of three Stage Coach bodies combined to form one Carriage. The Guard rode on the Top of the front carriage and directed the Engine Driver, whilst the Royal Mail Man guarded the Mail box in the rear.
G. Leeman ESQ. MP Chairman of NER ty speaking as Chairman of the 1st Railway Jubilee (Stockton & Carlington) held at Darlington 27th Sept. 1875 said-“I know nothing comparable in the History of Science to that grand trumphal march -for such it was-with which the Liverpool & Manchester Railway was opened.”
Printed & Published 1894 by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris & New York Publishers to Her Majesty.
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