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Title Amoskeag Train Station
Catalog Number 2006.003.001
Description Acrylic painting
Amoskeag station with B&M Train #1431
"Amoskeag Station" by Arch McDonnell c.1955
H: 19" X W: 25"
Acrylic on panel
Framed w/ non-glare glass

Arch McDonnell (1909-1978) was a native of New Hampshire and a nationally recognized artist of "railscapes": landscape paintings of train stations and locomotives. Using early photography and on-site observation, he painted scenes from New Hampshire's vanished rail era for over two decades and was known for his meticulous detail and historical accuracy. McDonnell was originally a cartoonist for the Manchester Union Leader newspaper in the 1930s and 1940s. His father worked as a brakeman for the Boston and Maine Railroad.
Object Name painting
Artist McDonnell, Arch
Date Circa 1955