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Two women in a train coach car sitting across from each other, one reading, one resting. They are dressed in full dress outfits. The view from the train is of a lake and mountains in the distance

With the assistance of the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Program, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's exhibition, Art in the Age of Steam: Europe, America and the Railway was able to feature such contrasting pieces as Ivo Pannaggi's Cubist work Speeding Train, 1922 (below), and August Egg's realistic The Travelling Companions, 1862 (above). Image courtesy of Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, presented by the Feeney Charitable Trust