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 
Gray porcelain tile with black-and-white transfer-printed image (possibly some sort of photographic reproduction) of the steam locomotive "Constitution" with inscription.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Hilda R. Williamson
Object Number 
1975.7
Marks 
printed: on surface of tile; "CONSTITUTION - 1860/ The Constitution, one of the wood-burning locomotives that served in the funeral cortege of Abraham Lincoln,/ was well known to the many thousands of observers along the route of the Hudson River Rail Road in the 1860s./ Copywrite 1938, New York Central Railroad Company."
Gallery Label 
The locomotive "Constitution," was part of the Hudson River Railroad and was used in the funeral cortege of Abraham Lincoln.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group