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Rear Window: 1941
... View full size. Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. Jack Delano's photo ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/12/2008 - 9:58pm -

Rear Window: 1941

Color Field: 1943
... R.R. at Vaughn." 4x3 inch Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Wow! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/14/2017 - 10:14pm -

Color Field: 1943

Jim and Jack: 1943
... March 1943. "Conductor James M. Johnson and brakeman Jack Torbet having lunch in the caboose on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe ... Canadian, Texas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. ATSF The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/14/2009 - 10:30am -

Jim and Jack: 1943

Well Oiled: 1943
... Refining Company garages." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Pretty Girl ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/05/2017 - 6:10pm -

Well Oiled: 1943

Galewood Yard: 1943
... you're missing a lot). 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. This was probably one of This was probably one of thephotos Jack ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 9:27am -

Galewood Yard: 1943

Philly Buick: 1943
... A Gibson Girl in coveralls. Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. I need a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/15/2017 - 2:29pm -

Philly Buick: 1943

Eats, Liquors: 1943
... Santa Fe railyard." With much helpful signage. Photo by Jack Delano. View full size. +71 Here's the Liquors building, albeit from ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/01/2014 - 10:57am -

Eats, Liquors: 1943

Tire Jockey: 1943
... Refining Company garage." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Before you ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/02/2017 - 11:35pm -

Tire Jockey: 1943

Wheel of Fire: 1943
... 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. Fire Wheel Great picture would like to see more RR shop pictures ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/30/2012 - 11:59am -

Wheel of Fire: 1943

Philly Up: 1943
... Company service stations in Philadelphia." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size. Eveready Dodge ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/30/2017 - 5:03pm -

Philly Up: 1943

Where I'm Coming From: 1943
... en route to Clinton. Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Romance of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/24/2017 - 6:32pm -

Where I'm Coming From: 1943

Pittsburgh: 1940
... Pennsylvania." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the FSA. View full size. Haunting Sad but yet beautiful ... photographs from the late 1930s. Hats off to Jack Delano and all the FSA photographers. "Paper Streets" I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2012 - 1:42pm -

Pittsburgh: 1940

Industrial Winter: 1942
... Chicago. December 1942. View full size. Kodachrome by Jack Delano. Camera: 4x5 Graflex Speed Graphic. Great pict Would anyone know ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 10:01pm -

Industrial Winter: 1942

Velocipedes R Us: 1940
... "Billy" now just 89 cents! 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size. Grumpy Grandpa The gent on the far end of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 3:49pm -

Velocipedes R Us: 1940

Coal Bridge: 1942
... five-ton coal bucket, Milwaukee Western Fuel Co." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Delano Does ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/19/2015 - 1:44pm -

Coal Bridge: 1942

Westbound Freight: 1943
... and Santa Fe Railroad." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size. Why the War ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/05/2012 - 6:08pm -

Westbound Freight: 1943

Lowell, Massachusetts: 1941
... of Lowell, Massachusetts. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size. Jack Kerouac's Hometown Nice to see ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/06/2009 - 11:22pm -

Lowell, Massachusetts: 1941

Götterdämmerung: 1942
... Railroad locomotive shops." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Franklin ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/27/2015 - 12:51pm -

Götterdämmerung: 1942

Jackhammer Time: 1942
... Dam -- Tennessee Valley Authority drillers." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Can you hear ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/14/2017 - 8:11pm -

Jackhammer Time: 1942

Dear Folks: 1943
... Air Service Command. Writing a letter home." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Delano was a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/11/2014 - 2:32pm -

Dear Folks: 1943

On Little Cat Feet: 1942
... fog in the early afternoon." Medium format negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size. The fog comes on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/11/2017 - 8:20pm -

On Little Cat Feet: 1942

Goliath & Goliath: 1942
... to leave for Clinton, Iowa." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Switching ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/15/2017 - 8:39pm -

Goliath & Goliath: 1942

Chicago Fog: 1942
... An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. After That ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/13/2017 - 1:03pm -

Chicago Fog: 1942

Union Station: 1943
... in Chicago. View full size. Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. Lovely! Wow! Now *that* is a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:09pm -

Union Station: 1943

Cornerman: 1943
... Group relaxing in his hutment." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. "Squared ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/04/2016 - 7:02pm -

Cornerman: 1943

Making the Trains Run: 1942
... View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano . Locomotive Man A wonderful photo from a time when someone who ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 4:55pm -

Making the Trains Run: 1942

Boxcar Brown: 1942
... color-coordinate your caboose. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. I confess ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/22/2016 - 10:46am -

Boxcar Brown: 1942

Switchman Dan: 1943
... Harbor Belt Line railyard." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size. Kodachrome! "Give me the nice bright colors" ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 9:29am -

Switchman Dan: 1943

Air Noir: 1943
... after having worn it all day." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size. Unusual ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/05/2016 - 8:30pm -

Air Noir: 1943

Yesterday's News: 1940
... office on Christmas Eve." 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size. Fedoras Your best bet finding them are in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 4:51pm -

Yesterday's News: 1940
 
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