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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 • MARS SNOOPER, 1959

Railroads, The Gallery

Union Depot: 1905

Union Depot: 1905

The Mississippi River circa 1905. "Union Depot and steamboat landing at foot of Jackson Street, St. Paul, Minnesota." Starring the sidewheeler Hiawatha. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Carbon County: 1940

Carbon County: 1940

March 1940. "Snow shed over Union Pacific tracks. Carbon County, Wyoming." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hot Springs Depot: 1900

Hot Springs Depot: 1900

Circa 1900. "L.R. & H.S.W. R.R. Depot, Hot Springs, Arkansas." A locomotive of the Little Rock & Hot Springs Western Railroad. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Pocono Depot: 1905

Pocono Depot: 1905

1905. "Lackawanna Railway station, Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Santa Fe Time: 1939

Santa Fe Time: 1939

April 1939. "Office of train dispatcher and Western Union. San Augustine, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hump Pusher: 1912

Hump Pusher: 1912

August 19, 1912. "Hump pusher, L.S. & M.S. R.R." On verso: "Made by J. Inbody, Elkhart, Indiana. Home Phone 500." A postcard showing trainmen of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway and Locomotive 4595. View full size.

 

Lake Front Depot: 1899

Lake Front Depot: 1899

Milwaukee circa 1899. "Chicago & North Western Railway Station." Romanesque Revival structure on Lake Michigan completed in 1890; demolished 1968. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

The Big Apple: 1936

The Big Apple: 1936

June 1936. "Apple monument at depot of Cornelia, Georgia." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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