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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Jack Delano

Clovis Man: 1943

Clovis Man: 1943

March 1943. "Clovis, New Mexico. D.L. Clark, engineer, ready to start his locomotive out of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad yard." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cow Town: 1943

Cow Town: 1943

March 1943. "Hereford, Texas. Passing the depot on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad between Amarillo, Texas, and Clovis, New Mexico." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Santa Fe Brakeman: 1943

Santa Fe Brakeman: 1943

March 1943. "Brakeman H.B. Van Santford riding on top of the caboose as the train on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad goes down from Summit to San Bernardino, California. The swing and head brakeman also ride on top of the cars for the entire distance." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

American Garage: 1943

American Garage: 1943

March 1943. "San Bernardino, California. A general view in the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad locomotive shops." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Bagdad: 1943

Bagdad: 1943

March 1943. "Bagdad, California. Going through the station on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad between Needles and Barstow." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Eladio Tostado: 1943

Eladio Tostado: 1943

March 1943. "Topeka, Kansas. Eladio Tostado, steel car repairer's helper and rivet heater, at car shops of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Henrietta: 1943

Henrietta: 1943

March 1943. "Henrietta, Missouri. Going through the town on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad between Marceline, Missouri, and Argentine, Kansas. The operator has just handed up a message." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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