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Train Crossing the C&O Canal at Cumberland, Maryland


Landscape painting of a train crossing the C&O Canal via bridge in Cumberland, Maryland. The locomotive is viewed from afar from the vantage point of a grassy hill with a footpath. Plumes of steam rise up from the engine, matching the color of the sky and the hills in the background and the water below. Two boats sit in the water of the canal side by side before the bridge.


circa 1900-1960


Watercolor on paper

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Gift of Melvin E. Scheidt

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