The Elwood Public Library is now selling historical postcards and prints, which you can
order by speaking to a library staff member. Proceeds will go directly to the Elwood Public Library. Currently, all postcards and prints are reproductions of Marvin Crim’s paintings. More options coming soon!
Sizing & Prices*
*Price does not include tax
Postcards currently available for purchase
The following pictures are thumbnail representations of the painting that will be on front of the postcard. History will be featured on the back. Click a picture to view the full photo, hover over a photo to view it’s name.
“There was never a time when art and trains were not a fascination of mine. Our family moved to Elwood in the early 1940s and there were trains (steam engines in the early days), great looking automobiles, comic books and Sunday comic strips. Drawing was always a talent of mine and hours were spent drawing from those sources into high school and beyond. With no formal training over those years, painting came much later and in 1983, the Elwood Glass Festival offered a chance to exhibit a few of the paintings. Few people knew of my artwork, but the only painting entered in the Art Contest (it had to contain glass) won top prize. Before the weekend was over, the five additional paintings for sale were sold. The 1983 Glass Festival winner was my last oil painting. Acrylics appealed to me and it’s the only medium used since. Because of my strong interest in Elwood’s rail history, the paintings have been related to dates, names and places as they occurred.”