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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Railroads

Washington Flour: 1926

Washington Flour: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Wilkins-Rogers Milling Co., exterior, 3261 Water Street." The Washington Flour mill on K Street, formerly Water Street, in Georgetown. The Washington Flour brand had a retail presence at least into the late 1960s. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pittsburgh: 1902

Pittsburgh: 1902

Circa 1902. "Union Station, Pittsburgh." Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Marcella Hart: 1943

Marcella Hart: 1943

April 1943. Clinton, Iowa. "Mrs. Marcella Hart, mother of three, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse. Chicago & North Western R.R." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Washington: 1925

Washington: 1925

Union Station in Washington, D.C., circa 1925, with a baseball game next door. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Railfan: 1924

Railfan: 1924

June 1924. "Largest electric locomotive and Congressman John C. Schafer." It's that train-lovin' lawmaker from Wisconsin again, this time with a new ride. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Squeaky Wheel: 1924

The Squeaky Wheel: 1924

Washington, D.C., June 1924. "Congressman John C. Schafer of Wisconsin." Who seems to have been something of a railfan. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Safety First Train: 1917

Safety First Train: 1917

1917. "Baltimore and Ohio Railway. Safety first train." The train, according to newspaper accounts, carried exhibits "informing the public of the careful and effective means that are being taken by the government in the interest of good health, safety and preparedness." Shown here at Union Station in Washington. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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