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Summer in New England
Summer In New England. Sascha Maurer (1897 – 1961).
Latham Litho Co., Long Island City. ca. 1938, color lithograph.
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North by Northeast

The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, commonly known as the New Haven Railroad or ‘The New Haven,’ operated in the states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. In 1937, the New Haven Railroad purchased ten streamlined steam locomotives from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. They were the pride of the New Haven Railroad’s passenger fleet and were prominently featured on timetables, advertisements and posters through the early 1940s.

In 1938, the award winning poster artist Sascha Maurer designed the poster “Greater Power” for the New Haven Railroad to commemorate its fiftieth birthday. The poster featured the streamlined Baldwin locomotive speeding down the track, leaving a wake of steam. He incorporated the design of that poster into the one seen here, filling the locomotive space with images of vacation fun by the New England shore.

 

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