All aboard...the Birney streetcar! Print illustrates the 3 paint colours once seen on Halifax streets between 1896-1949.
Once found on the streets of Halifax, streetcar tracks are now buried under pavement. Occasionally they resurface when winter exposes hints of history through dreaded potholes. One of the original forms of public transportation in many cities, the last streetcar rode down Barrington in March of 1949. In its heyday, Halifax had 11 streetcar routes. The Barrington Street route ran 1 car every 60 seconds in 1939!
- Dimensions: 11" x 14"
- Sold unframed
- Giclée printed with archival inks on watercolour paper
- Designed and printed in Canada
Fan of streetcars? Check out the other prints and sticker in the series!
Inkwell Originals is the in-house studio of Inkwell, a modern handmade boutique & letterpress studio in downtown Halifax. Graphic designers Andrea Rahal and Daniel MacDonald create art prints, greeting cards, postcards, stationery and drink coasters inspired by the ocean, coastline, Nova Scotia and the people of Halifax. Antique letterpresses create these tactile products. The cast-iron presses are hand-powered and the paper is fed by hand. The end result is a charming and tactile impression in the paper.