October 27, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 157: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND R.R. / ONLY ONE DOLLAR TO NEW YORK. Circa 1880s. 10x13 inches, 27x35 cm. Forbes Co., Boston.(42 views)
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DESIGNER UNKNOWN NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND R.R. / ONLY ONE DOLLAR TO NEW YORK. Circa 1880s.
10 3/4x13 3/4 inches, 27 1/4x35 cm. Forbes Co., Boston.
Condition B+ / A-: small paper remnants in right margin; minor time-staining and foxing in margins and text. Printed on card.
The New York and New England Railroad ran between 1873 and 1893 and simultaneously operated the Norwich Line with a small fleet of ships. In the 1880s they began competing directly with the older and more famous Fall River Line on the rail and steamer route between Boston and New York.