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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 • SWING INTO BOOKS

Railroads, The Gallery

Make It Stop: 1939

Make It Stop: 1939

June 1939. West Carlin, Nevada. "Brakeman on the Union Pacific Challenger." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Central Station: 1901

Central Station: 1901

Circa 1901. "Illinois Central Depot, 12th Street and Park Row, Chicago." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Brakeman in Black: 1939

Brakeman in Black: 1939

June 1939. Carlin, Nevada. "Brakeman on the Union Pacific Challenger." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Departures: 1912

Departures: 1912

Chicago circa 1912. "Emigrants' room, Chicago & North Western Railway station." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Saranac Lake: 1905

Saranac Lake: 1905

Circa 1905. "Saranac Lake central station, Adirondacks, N.Y." With a locomotive of the Delaware & Hudson Railway. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Irrigon Oregon: 1939

Irrigon Oregon: 1939

October 1939. "Western Pacific line runs through unclaimed desert of northern Oregon. Ten miles from railroad station at Irrigon. Morrow County, Oregon." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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