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The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg (Railroads Past and Present)

by Tony Reevy


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Release Date: January 1, 2019
Publication Date: February 1, 2019
Author: Tony Reevy
Creators: Jim Shaughnessy (Foreword)
Package Dimensions (in inches): 0 x 10 x 10
Package Weight: 174 Hundredths Pounds
Item Dimensions (in inches): 10 x 10 x 0
Audio Tracks/Subtitles: English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)

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EAN: 9780253036674
ISBN: 0253036674
Manufacturer: Indiana University Press
Number Of Pages: 200


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Bon vivant, railroad historian, photographer, pioneering food critic, chronicler of New York’s café society, and noted newspaperman, Lucius Beebe (1902–1966) was an American original. In 1938, with the publication of High Iron: A Book of Trains, he transformed the world of railroad-subject photography forever by inventing the railroad picture book genre. In 1940, he met creative and life partner Charles Clegg (1916–1979), also a talented photographer. Beebe and Clegg produced an outstanding and diverse portfolio of mid-twentieth century railroad-subject photographs. Beebe, sometimes with Clegg, also authored about forty books, including many focused on railroads and railroading.


The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg brings their incredible story and best photographic work together. Providing an extensive biographic introduction to Beebe and Clegg, author Tony Reevy presents a multi-faceted view of the railroad industry that will appeal to rail enthusiasts as well as those interested in American food culture, the history of New York City, and LGBT studies. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg is an indispensable history to the work of two men who forever changed the way we see and experience American railroads.

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