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THOMAS HART BENTON Wreck of the Ol'97.
Lithograph, 1944. 263x382 mm; 10 3/8x15 inches, full margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. A brilliant, dark impression with strong contrasts.
The "Ol' 97," a Southern Railway locomotive, officially known as the Fast Mail, was en route from Monroe, Virginia, to Spencer, North Carolina, when it derailed at Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia, in September of 1903. Fath 63.