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Lot 285: RAU, WILLIAM H. (1855-1920) "Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania Railroad."

Est: $2,500 USD - $3,500 USDSold:
Swann Auction GalleriesMay 15, 2008New York, NY, US

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RAU, WILLIAM H. (1855-1920)
"Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania Railroad." Mural-size panoramic printing-out-paper print, 15 3/4x45 1/4 inches (40x115 cm.), with Rau's title and credit, in ink, on mount recto; in a period frame. 1901

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Another print is in the collection of the Southern Allegheny Museum of Art at Altoona.
The American Heritage History of Railroads in America, unpaginated.
The Pennsylvania Railroad commissioned Rau to take photographs and provided him with a specially-designed rail car. In 1901, the Railroad asked Rau to return to Horseshoe Curve, where the line crosses the highest point of the mountains. Rau built a customized panoramic camera, which could encompass an angle of 170 degrees.

Auction Details


Swann Auction Galleries
May 15, 2008, 10:30 AM EST

104 East 25th Street, New York, NY, 10010, US