American. <em>Plate (Railroad Crossing scene)</em>, late 19th century. Glass, 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (1.9 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.239. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.239_acetate_bw.jpg)

Plate (Railroad Crossing scene)


Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (1.9 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 40.239

Image: 40.239_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Round colorless glass plate with a dramatic scene of a horse-drawn cart crossing railroad tracks in front of an approaching train. The cart is pulled by a single horse (or donkey) and carries four people; two riders in the front are waving crops or whips to urge on the horse as a train approaches from the left background. The background contains landscape elements in low relief. The edge of the plate is decorated with a border of alternating plain ovals and faceted squares.

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