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    George Francis Train: Group of Eight Photogravures. Measuring 6.25" x 9.5" (five) and 9.5" x 6.25" (three), each image is printed on Trichromatic Dill & Collins Co. printing paper. An elderly Train is featured in four of the eight photographs, seen surrounded by seventeen children, sitting at a banquet table, posing for a portrait, and dictating "Auld-Broy[?]." The remaining images feature a portrait of his wife; an engraved portrait of his grandfather, Rev. George Pickering; "Train Villa," built in 1868; and the location where Credit Mobilier and Union Pacific were organized. Each image, all but one of which is addressed "Chere Sue," contains black and blue pencil notations, in both English and in French.

    Condition: The photogravures show random spots of staining; small tear not exceeding .5" is seen at the upper edge of the image with Train's portrait.


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    With the images are over eighty newspaper clippings, both domestic and international, regarding the death of Train. Train (1829-1904) financed the Union Pacific Railroad by founding Credit Mobilier and financed a portion of the Transcontinental Railroad. He ran for president in 1872 and between 1870 and 1890 made three trips around the world, inspiring author Jules Verne to write Around the World in Eighty Days.



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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
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