Planes and Trains Trains! — Part 1 of 2 Gallery JLM Leave a comment A busy train track was apparently not far from Paul’s childhood home and trains seemed to have made a big impression on him. Paul made many train pictures over the course of his life. The examples below are in no particular order though it is easy to see the evolution of his technique over the years. Engine Number 3. Detail from the image above. The 3 on the front of the engine was made by Paul using parentheses, giving it a three-dimensional quality. Paul used the 3 key on the typewriter for the numbers on the side of the engine and coal car. Paul began adding color around 1940 by using red typewriter ribbons. These ribbons were on the market for accounting purposes — to help differentiate between values “in the black” versus those “in the red”. What was apparently Paul’s home address appears on this picture which he made at the age of 19. It reads 135 S. Chester Pike. This may have been in Glenolden, part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An even earlier picture of a train by Paul. He would have been 18 when making this one.