The Resource R. Ramsey Smith drawings

R. Ramsey Smith drawings

Label
R. Ramsey Smith drawings, 1996-1999
Title
R. Ramsey Smith drawings
Inclusive dates
1996-1999
Creator
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes photocopies of R. Ramsey Smith's pen and ink drawings of historic Indiana train stations of Northwestern Indiana. The drawings were completed between 1996 and 1998 and depict stations that served the following railway lines: C&O - Chesapeake & Ohio ; CA&S - Chicago, Attica & Southern ; CI&S - Chicago, Indiana & Southern ; CI&L - Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon) ; CSS&SB - Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (South Shore Line) ; ERIE - Erie Railroad ; GT - Grand Trunk ; LE&W - Lake Erie & Western ; LS&MS - Lake Shore & Michigan Southern ; MC - Michigan Central ; NKP - New York, Chicago & St. Louis ; NYC - New York Central ; PCC&SL - Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis ; PM - Pere Marquette Railway ; PRR - Pennsylvania Railroad ; and the WAB - Wabash.The collection also includes copies of a drawing of the South Shore Line station at Hegewisch in Chicago and two drawings of Union Station in Indianapolis completed in 1998 and 1999
Biographical or historical data
Northern Indiana artist R. Ramsey Smith's passion for trains and train stations led him to begin creating pen and ink drawings of historic train stations in 1996. To create his artwork, he used old photographs and drawings as reference and also his own photos if a station was still standing. In a 1999 interview he noted that the newer train stations didn't have the architectural style of the old stations and was only interested in drawing the older ones because they "were works of art, not constructed simply for practicality's sake. "Source: Davich, Jerry. "Artist Combines Love of Trains with Creativity. Rushville Republican (IN), May 24, 1999.
Cataloging source
ISL
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Smith, R. Ramsey
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  • Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
  • Monon (Railroad)
  • Artists
  • Railroad stations
Label
R. Ramsey Smith drawings
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/4088
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/12/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/12/10 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically by railroad line and then location.
Control code
21654413
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid online.
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)1079838443
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Label
R. Ramsey Smith drawings
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/4088
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/12/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/12/10 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically by railroad line and then location.
Control code
21654413
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid online.
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)1079838443
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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