Rand McNally and Company, circa 1950's. 19-1/2" x 27". Illustration of a Sinclair gas station illustrated by Peter Helck, signed "Helck" at bottom left of image. -- Map corners bumped at top of end panel. Light dust soil to illustration (see photos). Panoramic fold-out. Item #9816
"Known for his superbly detailed renderings of automobiles and trains as well as masterful landscape paintings, Peter Helck (1893-1988) brought a passionate involvement to everything he touched. As a small boy living in New York City, he loved to stand by the tracks at 96th Street and watch the steam trains rumble down into the long tunnel toward Grand Central Station. He began to draw at the age of five, and soon was producing remarkably detailed renderings of all types of locomotives. A little later, he first encountered the thrilling word of racing automobiles, and his life’s pattern was set".-illustrationhistory.org.