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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Railroads

Atlanta: 1864

Atlanta: 1864

Atlanta, 1864. "Federal Army wagons at railroad depot." And maybe Scarlett O'Hara in the distance. Wet plate negative by George N. Barnard. View full size.

 

Culpeper: 1862

Culpeper: 1862

August 1862. "Culpeper Court House, Virginia. Railroad depot." Photographs from the main Eastern theater of war, Bull Run, second Battle of Bull Run. Wet plate negative, half of stereo pair, by Timothy O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

Signals: 1920

Signals: 1920

"Union Station tracks, Washington, circa 1920." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Leaving Cadiz: 1943

Leaving Cadiz: 1943

March 1943. "Santa Fe R.R. line leaving Cadiz, California. This town is a junction point with a branch going to Phoenix." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

 

The Devil Engine

The Devil Engine

Hard to believe that in the days before email locomotive portrait photographers had their own photo-sharing network, trading pictures among each other to fill in gaps in their own negative collections. All were valuable, but unusual number combinations like this were highly prized.

Texas & Pacific Railroad Texas-type #666 is at Shreveport, Louisiana in September, 1949. T&P engine crews did in fact refer to this locomotive as "The Devil Engine". View full size.

Manhattan Terminal: 1907

Manhattan Terminal: 1907

The Brooklyn Bridge Promenade and Manhattan Terminal in 1907 amid a forest of billboards facing the trains. The domed structure is the New York World building. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Johnnie X: 1908

Johnnie X: 1908

December 1908. Dillon, South Carolina. Johnnie, works at Maple Mills. 8 years old. Said "Ain't got no last name" when asked for it. Beginning to "help sister spin." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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