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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Jack Delano

Track Crew: 1942

Track Crew: 1942

November 1942. "Track crews repairing tracks in the roundhouse at the Illinois Central rail yard, Chicago." Photo by Jack Delano for the OWI. View full size.

 

Götterdämmerung: 1942

Götterdämmerung: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. Repair and overhauling in the Chicago & North Western Railroad locomotive shops." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Eastbound Freight: 1943

Eastbound Freight: 1943

March 1943. "Parmerton, Texas. Passing an eastbound freight on the Santa Fe Railroad between Amarillo and Clovis, New Mexico." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sunrise, Sunset: 1940

Sunrise, Sunset: 1940

November 1940. "Jewish stores in Colchester, Connecticut." R. Goldman, grocer, and S. Kalmonwitz, fishmonger. 35mm negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Message Received: 1943

Message Received: 1943

March 1943. "Dalies, New Mexico. Conductor C.W. Tevis picking up a message from a woman operator on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Belen and Gallup." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Proceed With Caution: 1940

Proceed With Caution: 1940

November 1940. "Street scene on a rainy day in Norwich, Connecticut." Traffic Cop vs. Traffic Light. 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Rainy Day Woman: 1940

Rainy Day Woman: 1940

November 1940. "Main street intersection in Norwich, Connecticut, on a rainy day." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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