J.T. Liss & Richard Alicea Collaborate for Smile Train

by JT on January 10, 2016

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J.T. Liss and photographer Richard Alicea bring you the “Smile Train Series” an artistic collaboration of early 20th century photos of trains. Both pieces are created using photos of Richard’s extensive collection of train images from the late 1800’s & early to mid 1900’s along with J.T.’s signature style of layering images to create photographic art. 50% percent of sales from each piece will go to Smile Train, a 501(c)(3) providing free corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates.


“Pacific” (Chicago & Northwestern)

Chicago Train Final II

The Chicago & Northwestern (CNW) Alco (4-6-2) Class ES “Pacific” #617 was originally built as a Class E Locomotive in 1917. It was converted to a Class ES in 1941. They were used for fast passenger service on the Chicago – Minneapolis run as the ” Dakota 400.”

The artwork contains an upside-down layered image of a Brooklyn/Manhattan cityscape combined with the Pacific Train.






“Mohawk” (New York Central System)

NYC #2998 Final Web Image

The New York Central System “Mohawk” Pacific (4-8-2) L-2d was built by the Alco Company between 1925-1930. The Mountain Type “Mohawk ” was primarily used on New York Central’s famous “Water Level Route.”

The artwork contains a Midtown Manhattan cityscape layered in the image of the Mohawk train.






For more information on Smile Train see below and visit www.smiletrain.org

Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Our sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their communities.

We use the “teach a man to fish” model focusing on training local doctors to perform cleft repairs in their communities. Those doctors then go on to train other doctors creating a long-term, sustainable system.

Patients see their smile for the first time, parents cry tears of joy, lives and communities are changed forever.

As a result of our efficiency and with the support of our donors and partners around the world, Smile Train has transformed the lives of more than one million children by giving them the power of a smile.

Join us and change the world one smile at a time.

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