ON RECTO. Inscribed on frame in white paint: Mass-North-Eastern. St. Ry. Co. / John J. Welch. 1912-1931. / Methuen - Rotary - Station. / 1912 - 1931 + ON VERSO. Handwritten poem on paper, affixed to center: THE END OF THE LINE / I'M GOING TO MISS THE TRACTION LINE / I HATE TO SEE IT GO / YOU SEE IT WENT THROUGH OUR FARM / FOR 30 YEARS OR SO / I KNOW THAT I'LL BE LONESOME / WHEN THE LINE COMES TO AN END / FOR THE MOTORMAN WHO WORKED IT / WAS MY GOOD AND LOYAL FRIEND / HE'D SIGNAL WHEN THE COWS WERE OUT / WITH HIS SCREAMING WHISTLE'S BLOW / HE NEVER FAILED ME, NO NOT ONCE / AND I COUNTED ON HIM SO / THE CAR CREW AND THE SECTION GANG / ALL WERE GOOD FRIENDS TOO / EACH OF THEM LIKE THE SERVICE / WAS DEPENDABLE FINE AND TRUE + Handwritten notes on label affixed to center left; the remains of photo backing suggests that some of the missing text was removed when the previous photograph was removed: TENSION STATION / RTERS AC AND D.C. 13,200 VOLTS A.C / 6 - 38 - VOLTS - DC / JOHN J, WELCH. / LAWRENCE MASS. / AND / FRANK MCCORMACK. / SO-GROVELAND MASS / OPERATORS. / PICTURE OIL PAINTED. / BY JOHN J, WELCH. [then, under photo marks] JOHN J. WELCH - 28 YRS OLD / PICTURE TAKEN. / AT METHUEN ROTARY STATION. / PRIVATE LAND / 818 — METHUEN MASS. + Handwritten notes on label affixed to center right; the removal of the original photograph appears to have torn the paper: 48 YRS OLD / _CTURE TAKEN / _UNDAY AFTERNOON / OCT - 15 - 1933 / NEAR AYERS VILLAGE / HAVERHILL MASS.
ON RECTO. Signed by artist in white paint, bottom right: JOHN KANE + ON VERSO. Inscribed in black pen on white label, top center: I 24 + Inscribed in black marker on brown paper frame backing, top center: CA 3019 + Affixed down the center of frame backing, six labels for exhibitions and shippers: KUNSTHALLE BADEN-BADEN / HAHN BROTHERS art packers / Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute / The Corcoran Gallery of Art / The Galerie St. Etienne / Regency Worldwide Packing, Inc.
ON RECTO. Artist's "signature" is his name added to several businesses depicted in image: ware house No. 1 / Vernon I. Jirgins Co. / Founded 1923 + ON VERSO. written on original brown paper backing on frame: Property of J. Colboth
ON VERSO. Inscribed in pencil, bottom right corner: 2002/1.186 + Incribed in teal marker, center: BY Mark Anthony Mulligan / 25 minutes job / acrylics paint / July 9th, 1991 / TITLE / Mulligan's Railroad
ON RECTO. Signed in paint, lower right corner: 'BY THE LIGHT / OF THE MOON' PJ91 + ON VERSO. Inscribed on frame backing in black marker: _ PJ1991 + Affixed on back, top left: Eldred Wheeler business card
ON RECTO. Signed in black paint, bottom center: Jim Suddth + ON VERSO. Inscribed in blue ink on white label, affixed top center: 876 Jimmy Lee Sudduth / UNTITLED PAINTED FRAME with figure / mud/paint on wood + Inscribed in blue ink on small white label, top center: I 54
ON RECTO. Signed in black paint, bottom left corner: MOSET [the "S" is painted in reverse] + ON VERSO. Inscribed in black marker, center top: SELF PORTRAIT + Lumber stamps appear, bottom center to bottom right + Inscribed in black ink on white label, top center: I66
81.3 cm x 40.6 cm x 0.64 cm (32 in. x 16 in. x 1/4 in.)