Molded copper and iron with remnants of black paint and verdigris
Ht. 31”, L. 74”
Removed from the Illinois Central Railroad 12th Street Station, Chicago, Illinois
12th Street Station, Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago Illinois, constructed 1893
Delmar W. Yungmeyer, Chicago, Illinois, 1960s
Arthur D. Dubin (1923-2011), Highland Park, Illinois
Christie’s, New York, 3 October 2007, lot 62
Delmar Yungmeyer was a founding member of the Chicago chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, chartered in 1936. Arthur Dubin was an architect and life-long resident of Highland Park. He was the author of two important books on railcars, Some Classic Trains (1964) and More Classic Trains (1974), as well as a railroad archive and photography preservationist. This vane sat atop Dubin’s mid-century modernist house in Highland Park.