Nov 23, 2021 - Sale 2589

Sale 2589 - Lot 221

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500

EARL HORTER (1883-1940)


41x27 inches, 104x68 1/2 cm. Latham Litho. & Ptg. Co., Long Island City.
Condition B+: expertly-repaired tears at edges, some into image. Framed.

The interior of the Main Concourse in New York City's Grand Central Terminal, looking east. In the background, on the East Balcony, is a model of the DeWitt Clinton, the first steam powered locomotive to operate in New York State, and its three carriages; it ran from 1831 to 1833 and was then scrapped. The model was built by the New York Central Railroad for display at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial and then was showcased at the Columbian Exposition (World's Fair) in Chicago in 1893. In 1920, she was installed in Grand Central Terminal. Since 1934 the model has resided at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. New York City architecture history buffs will notice that there is not yet a stairway leading up to the East Balcony; this was only added when the station was redesigned in the 1990s. Zega 89, Affiches Chemin de Fer p. 64.