1944 PRR Calendar by Dean Cornwell, not Grif Teller

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  • Item Category: Transportation and Vehicles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 04, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

1944 Dean Cornwell's "Forward" Pennsylvania RR Annual Calendar w/full tear-off calendar and description sheet at the top.

Excellent Condition - has been stored in a 34" shipping tube.

We were now in the heart of WWII and the railroad had turned to a patriotic theme in 1944 just as they had in 1943 and commisioned Dean Cornwell to do the second of his two calendars. Other than the first 2 Pennsy calendar commisions, it was only durung the war years that Teller did not paint the calendar.

This painting highlights both Uncle Sam rolling up his sleeves to work as well as the PRR at work supporting the war effort. This was no time to be promoting passenger travel or vacations in Florida.

This is one of several calendars I will be listing in the coming days. This is titled the "Forward" and is in excellent condition. Very little edge wear, both hanging tabs are there, metal top and bottom are not bent, all calendar pages and information sheet at top still attached. Small thumbtack holes at top and bottom.

Other calendars will include:

Year Artist Cal Note Title Condition 1980 Grif Teller Yes Yes Tribute to Grif Teller Very Very Good - rolled 1951 Grif Teller Yes Yes Main Lines of Commerce Poor, bottom and right side crumpled 1953 Grif Teller Yes Yes Crossroads of Commerce EXCELLENT 1952 Grif Teller Yes Yes The horseshoe curve Tear upper left picture, right edges 1933 Grif Teller No No The New Day Fair, 2 small tears 1 at top, other bottom left 1955 Grif Teller no no Mass Transportation Army Navy Very good picture portion, tear left 1940 Grif Teller Yes Yes Serving the Nation Excellent 1939 Grif Teller Yes Yes Leaders in the Fleet of Modernism EXCELLENT, thumb tack holes top and bottom 1944 Dean Cornwell Yes Yes Forward Excellent 1942 Grif Teller Yes Yes Partners in National Defense Excellent, slight rumple lower left and right 1936? Grif Teller No No World's Greatest Highway, Horseshoe Curve Very good picture, crease lower center and pin holes lower left 1932? Grif Teller No No On Time Picture only, some creases but good shape 1938 Grif Teller Part No The Main Line of American Commerce Missing Jan-March tear offs, Excellent condition, crease lower right

For a great history of these calenders I strongly recommend the book " Crossroads of Commerce, The Pennsylvania Calendar Art of Grif Teller " by Dan Cupper. I will be auctioning my hardcover copy which is in perfect condition after all the calendars are sold, so keep an eye open for it.

Where possible I will combine shipping if it makes sense.

For odd shaped packaging where there is room for only one item, combined shipping may not be reasonable. I would not ship 2 calendars in a tube since they would most likely be damaged by rolling them so tightly.

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All items are shipped "as is" so please review the photo's. These items are a half century old and have been stored in tubes for most of that time, so they will not lay flat for quite a while, although they can be framed. Returns are not acepted.