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Twilight Departure: 1942

Twilight Departure: 1942

December 1942. Chicago, Illinois. "View in a departure yard at Chicago & North Western's Proviso yard at twilight. Brakeman is signaling with a red flare and the train is going by during exposure." Kodachrome by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Working Lunch: 1943

Working Lunch: 1943

February 1943. "Daniel Senise (center) at lunch in the work shanty at an Indiana Harbor Belt Line rail yard. With him are switchmen John McCarthy (left) and E.H. Albrecht." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Switchman Dan: 1943

Switchman Dan: 1943

February 1943. "Daniel Senise throwing a switch in an Indiana Harbor Belt Line railyard." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Home Entertainment: 1943

Home Entertainment: 1943

February 1943. "Blue Island, Illinois. 2439 Orchard Street. Bobby Senise and mother listening to a radio program. Home of Daniel Senise, engine foreman on the Indiana Harbor Belt Line." Safety negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Occupied Atlanta: 1864

Occupied Atlanta: 1864

1864. Atlanta, Georgia. "Atlanta railroad depot and yard; Trout House and Masonic Hall in background." From a series of photographs, "War in the West," made by George N. Barnard. Wet-plate glass negative. View full size.

"Sherman in Atlanta, September-November 1864. After three and a half months of incessant maneuvering and much hard fighting, General Sherman forced Hood to abandon the munitions center of the Confederacy. Sherman remained there, resting his war-worn men and accumulating supplies, for nearly two and a half months. During the occupation, George N. Barnard, official photographer of the Chief Engineer's Office, made the best documentary record of the war in the West; but much of what he photographed was destroyed in the fire that spread from the military facilities blown up at Sherman's departure on November 15."

 

Penn Station: 1910

Penn Station: 1910

Circa 1910. "Pennsylvania station, main concourse, New York." Silver gelatin glass transparency, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bunk Car: 1943

Bunk Car: 1943

March 1943. "Iden, New Mexico. One of the bunk cars for section workers of a train on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad between Clovis and Vaughn." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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