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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Railroads

Whisky Warehouse: 1899

Whisky Warehouse: 1899

Circa 1899. "Hiram Walker & Sons, Walkerville, Ontario." Premises of the venerable Canadian distillery. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Red Mountain: 1906

Red Mountain: 1906

1906. "Iron mine, Red Mountain, Birmingham, Alabama." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Track Crew: 1942

Track Crew: 1942

November 1942. "Track crews repairing tracks in the roundhouse at the Illinois Central rail yard, Chicago." Photo by Jack Delano for the OWI. View full size.

 

Götterdämmerung: 1942

Götterdämmerung: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. Repair and overhauling in the Chicago & North Western Railroad locomotive shops." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Smokestack Industry: 1910

Smokestack Industry: 1910

Circa 1910. "Maumee River waterfront -- Toledo, O." Railroads represented on the coal cars: Hocking Valley, Kanawha and Michigan, Zanesville & Western, Toledo & Ohio Central. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

The Pulpit: 1899

The Pulpit: 1899

Circa 1899. "Near Lewiston, Minnesota -- The Pulpit." Yet another rock formation with a fanciful name. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Jumping Jax: 1910

Jumping Jax: 1910

Circa 1910. "Jacksonville, Florida, and St. Johns River." Note the sign for the Dixieland Park ferry. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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