1910s PRR Railroad Signed Noted Photographer

$950.00

William Rau was a seminal name in the opening decades of the early 20thc. He photographed Teddy Roosevelt's Inauguration, the Eruption of Mount Pelee and was the OFFICIAL photographer of the St. Louis World's Fair. It is only within recent years that institutions are taking notice, exhibiting and collecting his work.  (3) Gloriously personal portraits taken for the Pennsylvania Railroad...

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William Rau was a seminal name in the opening decades of the early 20thc. He photographed Teddy Roosevelt's Inauguration, the Eruption of Mount Pelee and was the OFFICIAL photographer of the St. Louis World's Fair. It is only within recent years that institutions are taking notice, exhibiting and collecting his work. 


(3) Gloriously personal portraits taken for the Pennsylvania Railroad travel campaigns designed to battle the impending automotive takeover. Rau was behind much of the juggernaut's iconic images. 


Unmounted images in overall nice condition. Companion photos with corner creases (and one chip), the boarding scene with movement. Silver gelatin is GORGEOUS, very nice condition and blind stamped Rau Studios Philadelphia. It is the only signature.