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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BOOK, c 1920s

Railroads

Detroit River: 1900

Detroit River: 1900

Circa 1900. "Car ferry 'Transport' entering slip, Detroit River." Railcar steamer on an icy, windy day. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Stuyvesant Dock Terminal: 1900

Stuyvesant Dock Terminal: 1900

Louisiana circa 1900. "Stuyvesant elevators, docks, R.R. terminal at New Orleans." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Tomorrowland: 1910

Tomorrowland: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Pelham Park Railroad. City Island monorail." The ill-fated electric monorail, whose sole car ("The Flying Lady") wrecked on its first run in 1910, lasted until 1914. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Roundhouse: 1943

Roundhouse: 1943

March 1943. "San Bernardino, California. Engines at the roundhouse." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Port Tampa Wharf: 1900

Port Tampa Wharf: 1900

Another look at Old Florida circa 1900. "Port Tampa Inn and docks." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Silver Springs: 1900

Silver Springs: 1900

Silver Springs, Florida, circa 1900. "Okeehumkee at wharf on the Oklawaha River." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Westbound Freight: 1943

Westbound Freight: 1943

March 1943. "Chillicothe, Illinois. Changing crews and cabooses of a westbound freight along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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