Traveling the Pennsylvania Railroad

This volume reproduces almost 100 remarkably detailed and texturally rich photographs. Essays by noted historians John Stilgoe, Mary Panzer, and Kenneth Finkel place Rau and his work in the context of the history of American advertising and landscape photography.

Traveling the Pennsylvania Railroad
Photographs of William H. Rau

Edited by John C. Van Horne. With Eileen E. Drelick

2002 | 264 pages | Cloth $69.95
American History | Photography
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Table of Contents

Introduction
—John C. Van Horne
William H. Rau, Philadelphia, Photography, and the Railroad
—Kenneth Finkel
The Invisible Photographs of William H. Rau
—Mary Panzer
An Opening Between Trains
—John R. Stilgoe

GALLERY OF IMAGES
The Main Line from New York to Philadelphia
The Main Line from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
The Main Line from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh
The Schuylkill Division, the Northern Central Railway, and the Belvidere-Delaware Division

Inventory of the William H. Rau Collection
Bibliography of William H. Rau's Writings
—William S. Johnson

Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Index