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Jun 12 2021 to Jan 30 2022 Starts 10 a.m.
| Albany County
125 Washington Ave, Albany NY 12210
Dates: June 12, 2021 - January 30, 2022
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Albany Institute of History & Art is pleased
to announce its newest exhibition Romancing the Rails: Train
Travel in the 1920s and 1930s, which opened at the museum
on Saturday, June 12, 2021.
Romancing the Rails features objects and library materials
from the Albany Institute’s New York Central Railroad
collection, including rare photographs, posters, locomotive
models, historical objects, and a selection of Henry Dreyfuss
designed items for the 20th Century Limited. Most of the
objects in the exhibition were given to the Albany Institute of
History & Art in 1959 by the New York Central Railroad. Since
then, the Albany Institute has acquired other objects that
enhance the collection.
Romancing the Rails: Train Travel in the 1920s and 1930s
focuses specifically on the New York Central Railroad and tells
several stories of how it confronted the competition from
automobiles with visually stunning advertising campaigns,
luxurious passenger amenities, and redesigned modern trains.
The exhibition also addresses the often-unrecognized work of
thousands of African American porters, waiters, and ma
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