Tuesday, December 30, 2008

trains from a brandywine christmas


I bought these postcards yesterday at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. Each Christmas the museum shows off its trains, which run on 2,000 feet of track, while a tiny Santa circles overhead in his sleigh. Andrew Wyeth founded this wonderful museum, in a beautiful former mill. It houses a good collection of works by him and other artists in the Wyeth family, including son Jamie, who also has an extensive collection of toy and model trains. Jamie even got Andy Warhol hooked on them. The two often played with them when Warhol visited the younger Wyeth's farm.

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