Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs

Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton have been collecting vernacular railroad photographs for many years, poring through disorganized boxes of snapshots at train shows and swap meets. With a keen editorial eye they have sought out the unusual, the lyrical, the pastoral, and the urban, ultimately assembling a collection that includes railroad landscapes, locomotives, bridges, and people primarily during the age of steam. This fascinating assemblage will appeal to fans of vernacular photography and rail fans alike. It is accompanied by an essay that includes a brief discussion of the aesthetic evolution of railroad photography in the early to mid-twentieth century and the phenomenon of the International Engine Picture Club, which acted as a clearing house and swapping mechanism for rail fans.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393239386
Branch Call Number: 779.9385 BROUWS
Characteristics: 288 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Burton, Wendy 1951-


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Mar 29, 2014

I really wanted to love this book. I even gave it 4 stars. However, there is no index to this book. This made it hard to find photos from your favorite railroad.

The photos are medium in size and this is not an oversize coffee table book.


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