View of railroad track across the Susquehanna, at Havre De Grace, Maryland, on the ice 1852



“View of railroad track across the Susquehanna, at Havre De Grace, Maryland, on the ice.”

A note on size. The original lithographic has a 2:3 ratio which pairs perfectly with a 24″x36″ poster. Please note that the smaller sizes of 16″x20″ and 18″x24″ will have a white strip at the top and bottom. If you have the print framed, these white strips can be covered. You can also cut them off.

Click here to read more about the lithograph and the event that lead to its creation.

Lithograph by Thomas S. Sinclair of Philadelphia, after the drawing by F. F. Schell, features a view of the railroad track across the Susquehanna at Havre de Grace in Maryland. At this date, the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad Company had no bridge across the Susquehanna, passengers and freight were being ferried across the steamer Susquehanna. During severely cold weather in the winter of 1852, the Susquehanna froze from bank to bank, and the management resorted to the strange expedient shown in the picture. The track laid on the ice was used from January 15 until February 24, when more than 1,300 cars thus crossed the river. On other occasions, passengers were transferred by horses and sleighs. Printed in red ink across the upper part of the plate is lettering that reads, “The Adams Express Company 1852.”

Museum-quality posters made on thick matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that will brighten any environment.

• Sizes: 16″x20″, 18″x24″ and 24″x36″
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan

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