1914 Print Boys Business Electrician Roy Sanford Harold Spurr Kennosuke Sato TW4


This is an original 1914 halftone print of sixteen-year-old boys at work. Shown in the illustration is Roy Sanford of Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles, California, who invented an electrical train stop to prevent railroad collisions. W. E. Elderkin, also of Los Angeles, is pictured, who would artistically frame pictures. Harold Spurr is shown in the bottom center, and had his own printing business. Kennosuke Sato is shown on the right side; he handled goods from Japan, and sold them in Los Angeles, California.


This 97+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Small crease - top center. No natural defects. Moderate surface rub - left side. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 9.25 inches; 16 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: portraiture, suit, New Haven Railroad, Contest, Entrepreneurs