These unique Railroad alphabet prints are from an 1880s children's
picture book published by Frederick Warne and Company of London. Warne was also the
publisher of Beatrix Potter's series of children's books.
The alphabet prints present an
interesting perspective on railroading activity in Victorian England. They are a
perfect gift for the railroad enthusiast of any age!
The chromolithographs were produced by the
English printing firm Kronheim and Company, founded by Joseph Kronheim (1810-1896).
Kronheim came to England from Germany in the mid-1830s settling first in Edinburgh as an
engraver and lithographer. He then moved to London and started his own printing
business in the mid-1840s.
Each alphabet print is provided
with a copy of the accompanying rhyme about the railroad activity shown in the print..