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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Boxcar Brown: 1942

Boxcar Brown: 1942

December 1942. "Research laboratory worker at the Chicago & North Western's 40th Street yard, examining paint samples used on freight cars and coaches of the railroad." Paint your wagon, or color-coordinate your caboose. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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I confess

I don't know you, sir, and I don't know if I would like you if I did. But I confess: I envy you your lab coat.

I don't get it.

Box cars are not cars or trucks. Why not just paint them the same color?

Saving some work

If this photo had been taken in black and white, some reader here would colorize it!

Decisions, decisions

Pre-Pantone perplexity.

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