Apr 18, 2019 - Sale 2506

Sale 2506 - Lot 284

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
A narrative album by the Text Film Corp. entitled A Journey by Train: Subject 101, containing 60 professional photographs which chronicle the stages of an overnight train journey, with a focus on passenger comfort and railcar employees.
Beginning with scenes of a family purchasing tickets at the station and boarding the locomotive, followed by "in situ" portraits of the engine driver and luggage porters; also with interiors of the rail cars with luxurious sleeping quarters, bathrooms, and dining cars. With numerous behind-the-scenes images, including candid portraits of the crew, as they work in the kitchen, mailroom, and luggage compartment. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), each with a company credit and inventory number in the negative. Oblong 4to, black leatherette, gilt-stamped title and company name; spiral binding. 1930s

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