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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Railroads

Caboose Track: 1943

Caboose Track: 1943

Chicago, April 1943. "Caboose on the caboose track at the Chicago & North Western RR Proviso Yard." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

 

Caution: 1922

Caution: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Rail guard." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Dangerous Crossing

Dangerous Crossing

Railroad crossing near McCook, Nebraska, around 1932. View full size.

Ladies' Car: 1926

Ladies' Car: 1926

Washington, D.C., vicinity circa 1926. "Southern Railway. Ladies' car," reserved for women and their escorts. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Convergence: 1920

Convergence: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Union Station, tracks in rear." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Union Station: 1921

Union Station: 1921

Washington, 1921 or 1922. "Union Station waiting room." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Interurban: 1921

Interurban: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Trolley line on Connecticut Avenue north from Grant Road." 1921 or 1922. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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