Jay Hambridge 1869-1924, was an artist and illustrator whose work influenced Flagg, Parrish, and Rockwell. He did work for the periodicals Century, Colliers, Life, St. Nicholas, Harpers, Scribners, and McClures. He is best known for his theory of Dynamic Symmetry, a mathmatical formula on how Ancient Greek Art was composed. This charcoal drawing, 10 1/4" X 19 1/4", on heavy paper, shows a Train crewman, proudly standing, holding a large oilcan in his right hand. He wears a dark shirt, overhauls, and a Union Suit, one piece long underwear. He has a grizzled face, wears a peaked cap, and has a weary, but proud, look on his face. The piece is hand signed/printed "JAY HAMBRIDGE" at lower right. The paper is stained at the upper corners, and at lower right as seen on the photographs. A scarce piece from an artist with few works available.