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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Railroads

Union Station: 1928

Union Station: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Railyard, Union Station." 4x5 inch dry plate glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Santa Fe: 1943

Santa Fe: 1943

March 1943. Vaughn, New Mexico. "Eastbound train about to leave the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe yard on the return trip." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fire and Ice: 1900

Fire and Ice: 1900

Circa 1900. "Detroit River. Car ferry Michigan Central turning in ice." Our third look at one of these railcar transports. Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Allegory: 1890

Allegory: 1890

San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 1890s. "Tunnel 3, Tamasopo Canyon." Dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Winter Crossing: 1900

Winter Crossing: 1900

Circa 1900. "Detroit River. Car ferry Michigan Central entering slip." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Duluth Again: 1905

Duluth Again: 1905

Duluth circa 1905. "Minnesota Point from incline railway." Another piece of the Zenith City panorama. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Jim and Jack: 1943

Jim and Jack: 1943

March 1943. "Conductor James M. Johnson and brakeman Jack Torbet having lunch in the caboose on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad between Waynoka, Oklahoma, and Canadian, Texas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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