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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIAN KOALA, 1930s

Railroads

The Ladies Who Lunch: 1943

The Ladies Who Lunch: 1943

April 1943. "Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa." Marcella Hart is at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Old Mill: 1899

The Old Mill: 1899

Green Lake, Wisconsin, circa 1899. "Old mill at railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Cane Train: 1904

The Cane Train: 1904

Cuba circa 1904. "The old sugar mill at Finca near Havana." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Locomotive Dreams: 1942

Locomotive Dreams: 1942

December 1942. "Locomotives in the roundhouse at a Chicago and North Western Railroad yard." Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Red Means Go: 1943

Red Means Go: 1943

April 1943. "Trucks unloading at the inbound freight house of the Illinois Central Railroad, South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

40th Street Yard: 1942

40th Street Yard: 1942

December 1942. Chicago. "Locomotives lined up for coal, sand and water at the coaling station in the 40th Street yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R." Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Temple of Transport: 1910

Temple of Transport: 1910

Circa 1910. "Bird's-eye view of Penn Station, New York City." Also a bird's-eye view of someone's underwear and diapers. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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