"The Union Pacific Railroad of America: A prairie on fire in Nebraska [together with] Atlantic Pacific Railroad coupon bond",
Period: 1861/80 (dated)
13.7 x 6.9 inches
34.8 x 17.5 cm
Nice pair of Railroad items. First is a hand colored wood engraved view from the Illustrated London News, 1861. The dramatic night scene shows a train traveling across the prairie with a fire covering the entire horizon. It is accompanied by a $1000 railroad bond issued in 1880. It has a fine vignette of trains, settlers and Indians and all but two of the coupons.