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Lot 346: (TRAINSPOTTING) A pair of album-cum-scrapbooks with approximately 345 photographs assembled and photographed by an avid "trainspotter."
25 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
A pair of album-cum-scrapbooks with approximately 345 photographs assembled and photographed by an avid "trainspotter."
The is first entitled 1948 Pageant of American Railroads (269 photographs), and includes a typed history of the American railroad, with a section on electric lines including the early New York City Subway, and multiple sections about East Coast lines with photographs and annotations throughout about specific trains as well as the photographic processes. The second (with 77 photographs) is devoted to British railways with various images of trains shown in railyards, stations, and depots throughout England. Silver prints, 3 hand-colored, the images measuring 2 1/2x3 1/2 to 8x10 inches (6.4x8.9 to 20.3x25.4 cm.), and the reverse, mounted recto only to paper pages with typed captions. 4tos, cloth-covered boards with hand drawn titles and 3-ring bindings. 1948-55