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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Railroads

It's a Small Train: 1951

It's a Small Train: 1951

September 1951. "Walt Disney oiling parts of the locomotive of his scale model steam railroad, the Carolwood Pacific Railway, in the backyard of his house in Los Angeles." Medium-format nitrate negative by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment "Walt Disney's Giant Little Railroad." View full size.

That Light in the Tunnel: 1900

That Light in the Tunnel: 1900

Circa 1900. "St. Clair River tunnel. Port Huron, Michigan." Time to move the camera! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

A Pretty Grille: 1941

A Pretty Grille: 1941

San Francisco, 1941. "Pontiacs being unloaded from freight cars." Slathered with chrome. 8x10 Eastman Kodak Safety Film negative. View full size.

 

Snowy Joliet: 1943

Snowy Joliet: 1943

March 1943. "Joliet, Illinois. Leaving the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railyard." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Behemoth: 1943

Behemoth: 1943

January 1943. "Freight operations on the Chicago & North Western between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The crew, with exception of the fireman, chat while waiting for orders to pull out." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Bicycle Crossing: 1943

Bicycle Crossing: 1943

January 1943. "Freight train operations on the Chicago and North Western Railroad between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The train rushing through the town of Cortland Elmhurst, Illinois, on its way to Iowa." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Emporia Junction: 1943

Emporia Junction: 1943

March 1943. "Emporia, Kansas. Passing Emporia Junction switch tower as the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train pulls into the yard." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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