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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Jack Delano

Jurassic Park: 1942

Jurassic Park: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. Working on a locomotive at the Chicago & North Western Railroad repair shops." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Brakeman Capsey: 1943

Brakeman Capsey: 1943

March 1943. "Acomita, New Mexico. Brakeman R.E. Capsey repacking a journal box of a special car as the train on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad between Belen and Gallup, New Mexico, waits on a siding." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fast Food: 1943

Fast Food: 1943

March 1943. "Conductor George E. Burton, having lunch in the caboose on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Chicago and Chillicothe." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Doors of Perception: 1943

The Doors of Perception: 1943

March 1943. "View from caboose on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad between Belen and Gallup, New Mexico." Next stop, Infinity. Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Women Wipers: 1943

Women Wipers: 1943

May 1943. Clinton, Iowa. "Women wipers of the Chicago & North Western Railroad going out to work on an engine at the roundhouse." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Harbor Belt: 1943

Harbor Belt: 1943

January 1943. "Freight operations on the Indiana Harbor Belt railroad between Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. The train passes many interlocking towers on the way and the conductor watches them for any special messages." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

For Us, Bonds: 1943

For Us, Bonds: 1943

      Prequel to the poster seen here.

January 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. Union Station train concourse." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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