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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC, QUÉBEC

Railroads

Rest Stop: 1904

Rest Stop: 1904

Circa 1904. "Track straightening near Coal City, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cannery Bro: 1908

Cannery Bro: 1908

August 1908. "A group of Young Fellows working in an Indianapolis Tomato Cannery." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Schenley Park: 1910

Schenley Park: 1910

Pittsburgh circa 1910. "Schenley Park Bridge and the 'Tick' (Carnegie-Mellon University)." A carnival atmosphere (note loop-the-loop) in the park at right. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Color Field: 1943

Color Field: 1943

March 1943. "A Southern Pacific freight passing Vaughn, New Mexico. The Santa Fe R.R. crosses the Southern Pacific R.R. at Vaughn." 4x3 inch Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

War Ore: 1942

War Ore: 1942

November 1942. "Loading copper ore at the open-pit mining operations of Utah Copper Company at Bingham Canyon." Medium format nitrate negative by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Tough Tomatoes: 1908

Tough Tomatoes: 1908

August 1908. "Noon hour in an Indianapolis tomato cannery. Young fellows in front of boxcar." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Carved in Stone: 1923

Carved in Stone: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Union Station." You'll come for the trains but stay for the sculpture. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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