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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Railroads

Boxcar Brown: 1942

Boxcar Brown: 1942

December 1942. "Research laboratory worker at the Chicago & North Western's 40th Street yard, examining paint samples used on freight cars and coaches of the railroad." Paint your wagon, or color-coordinate your caboose. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Going Alone: 1907

Going Alone: 1907

Chicago circa 1907. "Illinois Central Railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Hans Behm for Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Clinton: 1943

Clinton: 1943

March 1943. "Freight operations on the Chicago & North Western between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The train going through Clinton to the yard two miles beyond." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Long Train Running: 1900

Long Train Running: 1900

Circa 1900. "Steel viaduct over Des Moines River, Iowa -- Chicago & North Western Railway." 8x10 glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Somewhere in Iran: 1943

Somewhere in Iran: 1943

March 1943. "American and British engineers taking time out for a smoke. They are standing on an American locomotive somewhere in Iran." Medium-format negative by Nick Parrino for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Tank & Barrel: 1903

Tank & Barrel: 1903

1903. "Plant of the Consolidated Naval Stores Company, Pensacola, Florida. Resin and turpentine." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Flood Relief: 1937

Flood Relief: 1937

Jan. 26, 1937. "Fort Belvoir troops proceed to flood area. Company B of the 5th Regiment of Engineers, stationed at this Virginia post a short distance from the Capitol, mobilized complete campaign equipment today and prepared to entrain immediately for the devastated flood area near Louisville, Kentucky. One of the boats to be used is shown being put aboard a railcar." View full size.

 
 
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