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Empire State Express, 1905, Colorized

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


The Empire State Express was a passenger train running between New York City and Buffalo–a distance of 436 miles–in a blistering 7 hours and 6 minutes, with a top speed of 82 miles per hour– Jordan J. Lloyd

The Empire know she,
Rides on Eastern time.
The Empire State,
She rides on Eastern time,
She's the "rollingest" baby,
On the New York Central line

 –  "Empire State Express" by Son House

Taken: c.1905
Syracuse, New York, United States
Detroit Publishing Co.
Remaster & Colorization: 
Jordan J. Lloyd  
Original Format: 
Dry plate negative
Commercial Use: 
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Empire State Express by Detroit Publishing Co., 1905

This photograph is also available as a ⇲ restored & remastered black and white original print from our ⇲ Platinum Series.


Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


"Empire State Express (New York Central Railroad) passing thru Washington Street, Syracuse, N.Y."

Empire State Express, 1905, Colorized
Empire State Express, 1905, Colorized
Empire State Express, 1905, Colorized
Empire State Express, 1905, Colorized

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