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Storm King in the Heart of the Hudson Highlands

Storm King in the Heart of the Hudson Highlands
1959.130.165

The Schenectady, NY, artist Walter L. Greene produced rich, attractive landscapes of the Hudson Valley and Adirondack Mountains for the New York Central Lines. The original painting of Storm King in the Heart of the Hudson Highlands was reproduced as posters through offset photolithography. 

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The New 20th Century Limited

The New 20th Century Limited
1959.130.168

This iconic Art Deco image of train travel in American was created by graphic artist Leslie Ragan for the New York Central Railroad.  Designed by Henry Dreyfuss and renowned for its speed and elegance, the 20th Century Limited was the most celebrated passenger train in America in the twentieth century.  From 1902 until 1967, it transported passengers along the water level route from New York City to Chicago.

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The New Empire State Express

The New Empire State Express
1959.130.163

On December 7, 1941, New York Central Lines debuted its new Empire State Express, a sleek, strealined train the artist Leslie Ragan depicted here in an autumnal Hudson Valley setting. It was an auspicious occasion since the Japanese Bombing of Pearl Harbor occured the same day, propelling the U.S. into World War II. With the state of the war, railroad posters depicted patriotic messages in lieu of scenic vistas. 

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View of Hudson River at West Point

View of Hudson River at West Point
1958.51

The original work for this print was painted in the 1850s by the artist Thomas Chambers. The tranquil scene shows sailboats on the Hudson River near West Point. 

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