Tile

Object Number: 
1975.5
Date: 
1938
Medium: 
Ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 12 x 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on surface of tile; "SANDUSKY - 1837/ The Sandusky was the pride of the Mad River and Lake Erie, the first railroad chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The first sod for/ this line, the earliest midwestern unit of the New York Central Sys
Description: 
White porcelain tile with black-and-white transfer-printed image (possibly some sort of photographic reproduction) of the steam locomative "Sandusky" with inscription.
Gallery Label: 
The locomotive "Sandusky," built in 1837, was used on the Mad River and Lake Erie, the first railroad chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains, and the earliest midwestern unit of the New York Central System. It was named for Sandusky, Ohio, where the railroad was begun in 1835.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Hilda R. Williamson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group