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Joseph Pennell. 1857-1926.

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Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Philadelphia. 1919. Etching. Wuerth 713. 11 3/4 x 8 (sheet 13 1/2 x 9 1/4). Railroad series. Edition probably 50. Railroad series. A carefully-wiped impression printed on fine pale blue-grey wove paper from an antique volume. Printed by the artist. Signed and annotated 'imp' in pencil. $1,250.

Pennell wrote, "Philadelphians go abroad to see things not so picturesque as this, but New Yorkers have been educated by Prof. Van Dyke and myself, to say that New York is fine, and they do say it now, but most of them do not see it. This is only one aspect of Philadelphia, there are others, our perfect Colonial Architecture, but Philadelphians know nothing of that and are not worthy ot have it. Philadelphia is a national monument and should be taken over by the Government before it is gone."

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