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Lot 304: (RAILROADIANA) Group of 3 salesman's sample albums depicting Pullman's Railroad Room, Desk and Diner Chairs, with approximately 250 p

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

25 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • (RAILROADIANA) Group of 3 salesman's sample albums depicting Pullman's Railroad Room, Desk and Diner Chairs, with approximately 250 p
  • (RAILROADIANA) Group of 3 salesman's sample albums depicting Pullman's Railroad Room, Desk and Diner Chairs, with approximately 250 p
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Description: (RAILROADIANA)
Group of 3 salesman's sample albums depicting Pullman's Railroad Room, Desk and Diner Chairs, with approximately 250 photographs.
With an array of comfortable plush velvet armchairs with and without tassels, leather-backed chairs, reclining chairs, wicker, swivel, and miscellaneous chairs. Cyanotypes (180) and silver sprints (70), 8x4 1/2 inches (20.3x11.4 cm.), with signage in the image area noting the lot and inventory number, manufacturer, and dimensions of the example chair; the silver prints with Pullman's embossed Chicago hand stamp. Oblong 8vos, leather; ties. 1882-90s

Notes: I. Observation Chairs (leather, brocade and velvet): 116 photos (about 40 are silver prints)

II. Parlor Chairs: 34 photographs (about 10 silver prints); and Room, Desk and Diner Chairs: 58 photographs (about 30 are silver prints)

III. Wicker Chairs: 54 photographs (about 15 silver prints); and Miscellaneous: 19 (one silver print).

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