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Romancing the Rails: Train Travel in the 1920's and 1930's

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Jun 12 2021 to Jan 30 2022 Starts 10 a.m.

Where

Albany Institute of History & Art

| Albany County

| Capital-Saratoga

125 Washington Ave, Albany NY 12210

Event Description



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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