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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

South by Southwest: 1938

South by Southwest: 1938

June 1938. "Railroad tracks in Southwestern New Mexico." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
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Found It - Hidalgo County, New Mexico

It looks like this Panoramio user: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20962211, may have purposefully set out to duplicate this view. Coords are 31° 53' 12.79" N 108° 59' 48.25" W

Former El Paso and Northeastern, later El Paso and Southwestern (Southern Pacific.)

Pioneer dismay

Imagine cresting a hill in a covered wagon and seeing that view sans railroad. You've got to hand it to the people who settled the West.

Highway Hypnosis

Watch out for that sharp curve ahead!

What's Amazing is

That before the day is out, someone will have identified this stretch of track and have a Google shot from the same bridge this picture was taken from.

To Quote Buzz Aldrin

"Magnificent Desolation."

What an amazing photo! I love it.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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