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Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography Opening Reception

March 15 | 8:00 am 5:00 pm

1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102 United States
(239) 252-8419

The exhibition Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography serves as a platform to present the life work of one of America’s most dynamic and lesser-known railroad photographers, Wallace W. Abbey. Abbey offers a full understanding of all aspects of railroading and delivers his visual ideas in an exciting presentation enjoyable to the railroading community and the general public alike. Abbey’s unique roles with Trains and later the SOO Line as a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive allowed him to capture often overlooked perspectives spanning primarily from the 1940s through the 1970s. He witnessed and photographed the sweeping changes in the railroad industry following the shift from steam to diesel locomotives, and showcased the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II.

Shadowed figures walking through a train station
Pennsylvania Station New York City, New York, 1952 Archival Pigment Print Courtesy of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art