Canadian Pacific steam-powered trains passing at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, in the summer of 1959. This photograph appears in issue no. 19 of the Center's journal, Railroad Heritage, a special issue dedicated to Ted Rose's photography.
Ted Rose Studio
Spatial, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada; Temporal, Summer 1959
Born in Milwaukee in 1940 into a family of architects, Ted Rose became enamorated with railroads at the 1949 Chicaog Railroad Fair. By 1956, he had won an art contest. Between 1956 and 1962 he traveled extensively in North America, following the last of steam. He worked summers in the art department of Kalmbach Publishing Co. His work as a fine art photograher ended then, and he turned to watercolor painting with exceptional success. He died in 2002.