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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Railroads

Super Chief: 1943

Super Chief: 1943

March 1943. "Santa Fe streamliner Super Chief being serviced at the depot in Albuquerque. Servicing these Diesel streamliners takes five minutes." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the OWI. View full size.

 

Night Train: 1943

Night Train: 1943

        One of our first posts 10 years ago, enlarged and re-restored.

April 1943. "Illinois Central R.R. freight cars in South Water Street terminal, Chicago." Judging by the clock, this was a five-minute time exposure. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Diaper Depot: 1942

Diaper Depot: 1942

August 1942. "New York, New York. Waiting for trains at Pennsylvania Station." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Second to None: 1942

Second to None: 1942

September 1942. New York. "Second Avenue elevated railway at 14th Street in the midst of demolition." Photo by Marjory Collins. View full size.

 

All Along the El: 1900

All Along the El: 1900

Manhattan circa 1900. "The Bowery, New York." The tracks of the Third Avenue El passing the Bowery Savings Bank. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Rest Stop: 1904

Rest Stop: 1904

Circa 1904. "Track straightening near Coal City, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cannery Bro: 1908

Cannery Bro: 1908

August 1908. "A group of Young Fellows working in an Indianapolis Tomato Cannery." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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