The Library Train to Sauk Centre

Bruce McCall’s fantasy train:

This bears a family resemblance to the Reading Room of the New York Public Library, but with different lamps and with various amendments. And without the computer connections.

The illustration is entitled:

Silence (Screech, Ka-Bang, Yudda-Yudda-Yudda), Please

[Added 8/23/10: Note that Sauk Centre is the name of the real Minnesota town that corresponds to the fictional Gopher Prairie of Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street. It’s left as an exercise to the reader to identify the other two destinations.]

2 Responses to “The Library Train to Sauk Centre”

  1. Stowbody Gillingwater « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] Main Street (this seems to be Main Street Week on this blog; see the McCall illustration here), and he has a daughter Ella. (The name Ezra Stowbody reminded me — prosodically and at […]

  2. Reinventing NYC « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] (A McCall cover in an earlier posting, about the library train to Sauk Centre, here.) […]

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