Tile

Tile
Title
Tile
Date 
1938
Medium 
Ceramic
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 x 12 x 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Yellow porcelain tile with black-and-white transfer-printed image (possibly some sort of photographic reproduction) of the steam locomative "Batavia" with inscription.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Hilda R. Williamson
Object Number 
1975.6
Marks 
printed: on surface of tile; "BATAVIA - 1838/ The Batavia, smoke pouring from its towering stack, was a picturesque sight on the Towanda Rail Road. This little road of Western New York, boating/ a sturdy timber-supported roadbed, became an epical unit of the network of rails that stretched across the Empire State in the early nineteenth century./ Copywrite 1938, New York Central Railroad Company."
Gallery Label 
The locomotive "Batavia" was used on the Towanda Railroad in upstate New York in the mid-nineteenth century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group