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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 • JAMAICA: THE GEM OF THE TROPICS

Railroads, The Gallery

D.R.T.: 1910

D.R.T.: 1910

Circa 1910. "Michigan Central R.R. -- Electric engine, Detroit River tunnel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Washington Crossing: 1911

Washington Crossing: 1911

Chicago circa 1911. "Under the tracks, Washington Boulevard, Chicago & North Western Railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Montrose Newsies: 1940

Montrose Newsies: 1940

September 1940. "Distributing newspapers off the morning train to newsboys at the railroad station. Montrose, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Rio Grande: 1940

Rio Grande: 1940

September 1940. "Railroad yards. Durango, Colorado." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ophir Station: 1940

Ophir Station: 1940

September 1940. "Railway station at Ophir, Colorado, a small gold mining town. A narrow-gauge railway runs into the town with supplies and takes out the ore." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ouray Depot: 1940

Ouray Depot: 1940

September 1940. "Station of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad at Ouray, Colorado. This narrow-gauge line formerly had passenger service but now is confined to freight service." Acetate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Municipal Light: 1940

Municipal Light: 1940

September 1940. "Derelict lighting plant in Silverton, Colorado." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

West of Fargo: 1939

West of Fargo: 1939

July 1939. "Northern Pacific railroad tracks west of Fargo, North Dakota." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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