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Vintage Photograph - 1940s Pittsburg Railroad Yard

$350

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Stylegrade

dimensions:

1" W x 10" H x 12" L

4 lbs

style:

Industrial

materials:

Synthetic

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Vintage Home Decor and Art

Description

This is a large format silver-gelatin photograph entitled Pittsburgh Railroad Yard, c. 1940s signed by the well-known Orland Elliot Romig, who lived 1898 - 1964 and was president of the Photographic Society of America and a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. He was also an engineering executive professional, and this seems to have been his hobby, which he was very good at, as he has works displayed in a number of galleries and museums. How this came to be found at a local flea market is beyond me, but my guess is that it was collected by a local photographer who exhibited his works in various photographic exhibitions all over the world. This photograph is matted on an old pasteboard matte and the signature matches the handwriting of other pieces I have seen by this photographer. I don't know how many copies of this exist, but this size and the signature seem to really help the value The matte measures 16 x 20 inches and the corners are very soft and somwhat discolored. The photo is 13 x 18 inches and is in good condition from what I can tell, but it does have some surface dirt. I have not attempted to clean it. In the distance, you can see Gulf Tower and Koppers Tower, making this somewhere close to the current train station area. The back of the board has a pencil mark that reads simply "before" No idea what it is in reference to. It is unframed, but I have a 16 x 20 frame in the shop that I used in the photos for example. This is a great find!

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