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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ART

Railroads, The Gallery

Grain to Go: 1936

Grain to Go: 1936

August 1936. "Grain elevators at Dumas, Texas." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Bumper Crop: 1941

Bumper Crop: 1941

July 1941. "Adding new storage space to wheat elevator at Dayton, Washington. High yields of wheat this year were taxing storage facilities; they were getting ready for a bumper crop." Acetate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Midland King: 1910

Midland King: 1910

Circa 1910. "Freighter Midland King, Cleveland, Ohio." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cuyahoga Lift Bridge: 1910

Cuyahoga Lift Bridge: 1910

Cleveland circa 1910. "Lift Bridge, Cuyahoga River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Left Hanging: 1939

Left Hanging: 1939

January 1939. "Clean clothes. Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

West Mine: 1939

West Mine: 1939

January 1939. "West Mine, West Frankfort, Illinois. Now abandoned. This mine has been down about a year." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Near Ophir: 1940

Near Ophir: 1940

September 1940. "Trestle of narrow gauge railroad near Ophir, Colorado." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Railway Express: 1940

Railway Express: 1940

September 1940. Montrose, Colorado. "Loading express packages into Denver & Rio Grande Western truck, which takes them to points on the narrow gauge railroad where passenger and express service is not otherwise available." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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