Ice Dances with Wolves

Skating

Painting by Philip R. Goodwin, 1904; I haven’t yet found the story it illustrated.

What a View

Lobby Postcard

Postcard of the Prince of Wales Hotel lobby, in Waterton, Alberta, Canada. The photo is by T. J. (Tomar Jacob) Hileman (1882–1945), the official photographer for the Great Northern Railway. In 1924, Hileman took photos of Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park, traveling with his bulky camera equipment on horseback, even at times perching on a narrow ledge to get the right shot. The Prince of Wales Hotel was built by the railway, and must have been an easier day for him.

Timber

Cisna Poster

A Polish tourist poster by Ryszard Kaja (1962-2019), depicting the narrow-gauge Bieszczady Forest Railway, built to transport timber. The first line, 25 km long, led from Nowy Łupków eastwards to Cisna, mostly along Solinka river valley, and was opened in 1898. It was in use as recently as the 1990s, but has since been turned into a tourist attraction.