Great Britain: [Circa 1962]. Album measuring 7.5" x 6.25" approx, string-tied in faux basketweave binding stamped "Photographs" in gilt. Contains forty gelatin silver photographs corner-mounted on 20 black leaves recto and verso, each measuring 5.25" x 4.5" approx. Rubbing to boards and minor edgewear to pages. Very good plus. Very good. Item #16881
An album composed with great care, containing forty photographs of train engines mounted one to a page and captioned in a neat hand. Clearly compiled by an enthusiast with deep knowledge of locomotives, with notes on the dates of manufacture, engine specs, and emergence of trends and new technologies. Captions date the images between 1950 and 1962 and place them all across England and Scotland. A handsome album containing finely composed images, almost entirely shot on the diagonal, evoking the Lumieres' iconic Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat.