Description Manville B. Wakefield was an artist, educator, historian and railroad buff. He came to Sullivan County in 1953, taking the position of art instructor at Tri-Valley Central School in Grahamsville, New York, USA. Before his arrival in Grahmsville, NY, he was well known for his black and white illustrations of trains, which appeared on covers of several train magazines and in books by Lucius Beebe. His love of trains took him one step further-into model railroading, where his art became three-dimensional.In 1953, Wakefield started painting in oil, and he continued until his death in 1974 at the age of 50.Mr. Wakeield also wrote two of the finest books I have read:To the Mountains by Rail and Coal Boats to Tidewater.I had the pleasure this past summer when the old house was placed on the market for sale to tour the old homestead. The early architecture and fireplaces were awe inspiring, but the old model O&W railway system Wake had built in his basement was an amazing historical element. The house has been sold...one can only hope the old railways will be placed in careful hands of those choosing to preserve history of our area in Sullivan County, New York, USA. House is circa mid 1800's.Photographed in Grahmsville, New York, USA. Composed in Photoshop with layers, adjustments, filters, and original textures.
Pamela Phelps, Greenfield Park Member Since March 2013 Artist Statement Welcome to Pine Singer Images
Pamela is a "Keeper of Days Gone By". Through her photographic artworks she lends style and ambiance of historical landmarks and notable places in and around the Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange county areas of New York, USA.
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