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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY TO THE SOUTHERN SUDAN

Railroads

Brand New: 1938

Brand New: 1938

November 23, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co., Union Station." For the 1939 model year, Ford debuted a new brand called Mercury. View full size.

 

Henrietta: 1943

Henrietta: 1943

March 1943. "Henrietta, Missouri. Going through the town on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad between Marceline, Missouri, and Argentine, Kansas. The operator has just handed up a message." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

One Second Fast: 1943

One Second Fast: 1943

March 1943. "Seligman, Arizona. Teletype operator in the telegraph office of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The time here changes from Mountain to Pacific time." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Bluetooth: 1943

Bluetooth: 1943

March 1943. "Amarillo, Texas. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail dispatcher in the general office." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Ways of Going: 1865

Ways of Going: 1865

Circa 1865. "City Point, Virginia. Railroad yard and transports." Wet plate glass negative, half of stereograph pair. Studio of Mathew Brady. View full size.

 

Mudville '09

Mudville '09

January 1909. "Augusta, Georgia. A typical street scene in Gregtown where the employees in King Mill live. The Secretary of Associated Charities said this is the most degraded part of Augusta." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

En Route: 1936

En Route: 1936

May 1936. "Steam shovels on flatcars. Cherokee County, Kansas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 
 
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