Switch Engines, Erie Yards, Jersey City
Reginald Marsh (1898- 1954) was an urban realist whose visual history truly celebrated the American city and it's masses by depicting New York's zesty street life. Both of his parents were artists, and his goal was to become a cartoonist. He graduated from Yale in 1920 and became a freelance artist for the "Daily News" and a member of the original staff of the "New Yorker" from 1925 to 1931. His assignments to review vaudeville and burlesque theater resulted in a lifelong fascination with these forms of entertainment.