Posted 6 years ago
Folklore is that these hung as advertising for the "City of New Orleans" train route in the 12th Street railroad station in Chicago. The train was operated by the Illinois Central Railroad. One of the paintings is signed by Phil Austin. The other is not signed, but obviously the same watercolor on large board. They were said to have been in the basement when the station was remodeled. There were six paintings, someone else bought the others. I am originally from Chicago, so I love having part of the early history. I grew up with an IC station in our village.