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Woven on silk:-
Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
18.1cm deep by 13.5cm wide
by Austin Sprake:
Above the portrait is the word "Past" woven in red with pictures of the "First Locomotive" and "The Rocket". Below is a modern train with "Present" woven in red. Regd. No. 72397 printed twice on the front of the mount.
by Geoffrey Godden:
This attractive upright Stevengraph shows a portrait of George Stephenson with, above, a representation of the 'First Locomotive' and 'The Rocket', and below, a train emerging from a tunnel. The word 'Past' is woven at the top of the picture and 'Present' at the bottom.
The title was included in a Stevens advertisement published in May 1887.
The title GEORGE STEPHENSON first appears on printed label 22+17+2, and specimens of this scarce subject are normally in type D card-mounts.