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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KANGRAOO SERVICE: LONDON TO SYDNEY

Railroads

Grandfathers Street Car, c. 1905

Grandfathers Street Car, c. 1905

My Grandfather as Conductor of the street car in Grand Junction, CO. This was about 1905.

Hanover Junction: 1863

Hanover Junction: 1863

1863. "Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. Passenger train at depot." From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, Gettysburg, June-July 1863. Wet plate glass negative by Mathew Brady or his assistant. View full size.

 

Bensenville: 1943

Bensenville: 1943

May 1943. Bensenville, Illinois. "Bensenville yard of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad. Track repair and work on the cinder pits at the roundhouse." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Military R.R.: 1865

Military R.R.: 1865

City Point, Virginia, circa 1865. "Gen. J.C. Robinson" and other locomotives of the U.S. Military Railroad. From views of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Alva Paul LeMay

Alva Paul LeMay

This is a picture of my grandfather Alva Paul LeMay (tall man left of the window) and Chester Duffield (to his left). As the story goes Chester befriended my grandfather, taught him to read and write and got him on at the railroad. Unknown location. View full size.

Low Rider: 1942

Low Rider: 1942

December 1942. "Worker inspecting a locomotive on a pit in the roundhouse at the Chicago & North Western RR's Proviso Yard." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

John Roberts: 1908

John Roberts: 1908

December 1908. Dillon, S.C. "Maple Mills. John Roberts, been in mill two years. Runs four and five sides." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
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