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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Jack Delano

Orange and Blue: 1943

Orange and Blue: 1943

March 1943. Sorting oranges at the co-op citrus packing plant in Redlands, California. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency taken by Jack Delano during his Santa Fe rail journey from Chicago to California.

 

Making the Trains Run: 1942

Making the Trains Run: 1942

December 1942. A young worker at the Chicago & North Western 40th Street shops. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Hulett Unloader: 1943

Hulett Unloader: 1943

May 1943. A Hulett unloader at the Pennsylvania Railroad ore docks in Cleveland. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Fair Maidens: 1941

Fair Maidens: 1941

September 1941. At the state fair in Rutland, Vermont. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

 

De Colores: 1941

De Colores: 1941

December 1941 or January 1942. Child of a Farm Security Administration rural rehabilitation borrower in front of his house in Puerto Rico. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the FSA.

 

Tower B: 1943

Tower B: 1943

May 1943. Melrose Park, Ill. Chicago & North Western towerman R.W. Mayberry of Elmhurst at the Proviso Yard. He operates a set of retarders and switches at the hump. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Greene County: 1941

Greene County: 1941

May 1941. Going to town on a Saturday afternoon in Greene County, Georgia. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 
 
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