William Rittase, Photographer and the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway
176 pages, Hardbound, Cloth Cover with Dustjacket
This new book covers select photography by William Rittase, employed by C&O 1942-1946 for public relations photos.
Rittase was nationally-famous industrial photographer of the 1930s-1940s, his work has been compared to O. Winston Link in quality and composition.
This book is similar in design/concept as the Gene Huddleston photo book of a couple of years ago.
Selected photos are of the very highest artistic and compositional quality; illustrating trains, people at work, facilities, and all aspects of the railway life in this era.
Ritasse worked not only for C&O, but also NKP, PM, PRR, NYC, B&O, SAL, and Reading that we know of. His photos (prints) are offered in art photography auctions in the $500-$1,200 range.
This is as close as we have ever come to a “coffee table” book.
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