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1957. "The Birmingham Special gets the highball at Rural Retreat, Virginia." Gelatin silver print by O. Winston Link. View full size.
May 1943. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. "Encased in a body and leg cast, this soldier must have constant care. Second Lieutenant Frances Bullock, Army nurse, helps him to a drink of fruit juice." Medium format nitrate negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.
The six Saint-Gaudens statues, each weighing 22 tons, which are to grace the facade of the Union Station, are now being placed on pedestals at the tops of the entrance columns. Each of the statues was loaded upon a flat car for shipment to this city, and 20 horses drew the dray which hauled the first one to the station from the railway yards. -- Washington Post, Oct. 27, 1912
The Greek philosopher Thales, representing electricity, one of Louis St. Gaudens' six statues symbolizing "The Progress of Railroading" at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.