The Coming of the Iron Horse - Bison and train by western artist Frank McCarthy

The Coming of the Iron Horse by Frank McCarthy available from Prickly Pear Galleries.
Of all the innovations of the nineteenth century, none changed the landscape of the American West more than the steam locomotive. A monument to speed, industry and westward expansion, the locomotive charged across the landscape, changing the face of frontier life forever, but it did not happen overnight. Past and present collided in the prairies and plains, as workers laying tracks for the trains met with resistance from local wildlife. Even the mighty locomotive engine itself, with all its power and might, occasionally ran into the unstoppable force of nature.
"Huge migrating herds of buffalo could stall a train for hours," said Frank McCarthy. "For sport, travelers sometimes took potshots at them from the cars while they waitied for the processsion to pass." It would not be long before progress and profesional hide hunters rendered the threat of buffalo on train tracks nearly extinct.
Print released 1989.
Canvas released 2008.
giclee canvas, 75 numbered only
In stock
Dimensions: 22" x 28"
Anniversary Edition limited to 75 numbered only.
Issue Price: $795.00
offset litho, 1500 s/n
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Dimensions: 25" x 30.125"


Issue Price: $225.00

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