The New 20th Century Limited

The New 20th Century Limited

Accession Number: 1959.130.168
Artist: Leslie Ragan (1897-1972)
Date: 1938
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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