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Call of Duty: 1941

Call of Duty: 1941

May 1941. "Soldiers from Fort Benning in a country store near Phenix City, Alabama." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Heroes' Welcome: 1919

Heroes' Welcome: 1919

Chicago, May 12, 1919. "Return Parade for the 13th Railway Engineers, Michigan Boulevard." View full size. For another view, click here.

        Thirteenth Engineers Returns to Chicago. The greatest reception given to any organization of returning soldiers at Chicago was given to the 13th Railway Engineers on May 12. Its welcome to its home town was unequaled in point of enthusiasm and spectacular expression in the after war history of the city. Approximately 100,000 people banked Michigan Boulevard on both sides and maintained a bedlam of noise as the regiment paraded in platoon formation. Employees of the six railroads centering in Chicago from which the 13th Engineers was mainly recruited were organized in groups along Michigan Boulevard to welcome the men.

-— Railway Age and Railway Review, 1919

During World War I, the regiment known as the 13th Engineers consisted of personnel from the six largest railroads that ran through Chicago; it operated about 142 kilometers of French railways, serving the Verdun-St. Mihiel, Champagne-Marne, and Meuse Argonne sections. The scan is from a family photo album titled "My Vacation Days," with dates ranging from 1914 to 1922.

Fair Warning: 1940

Fair Warning: 1940

May 1940. "Filling station and general store operated by Mr. Coley. Stem, Granville County, North Carolina." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Group Chat: 1941

Group Chat: 1941

May 1941. "Street corner in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Night and Fog: 1941

Night and Fog: 1941

January 1941. "New Bedford, Massachusetts. Street at night during a fog." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Wish You Were Here: 1950

Wish You Were Here: 1950

From a set of Kodachrome slides I found in an antique store, apparently taken by American tourists. The woman appears in several, but going by the notation written on this one, "Friberg -- Hans" and by the chap's garb, I'm guessing he's a European acquaintance or relative. The slides aren't dated, but the mounts are the type used by Kodak from 1950-1955. View full size.

Community Pool: 1941

Community Pool: 1941

April 1941. "A game of pool in the general store. Franklin, Heard County, Georgia." The contest last seen here. Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Merchants & Miners: 1917

Merchants & Miners: 1917

Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1917. "Merchants and Miners Wharf." Over at the pants factory: GIRLS WANTED. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Forbes Field: 1910

Forbes Field: 1910

Circa 1910. "Forbes Field, Pittsburgh." A continuation of this image. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

George and Gracie: 1955

George and Gracie: 1955

Los Angeles, 1955. "Comedians George Burns and Gracie Allen." Color trans­parency for the Look magazine assignment "Fall TV Preview." View full size.

Exposition Hall: 1902

Exposition Hall: 1902

Pittsburgh circa 1902. "Exposition Hall." Probably during its reconstruction after a fire the previous year. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Courtesy Service: 1940

Courtesy Service: 1940

June 1940. "Trucks in service station on Bladensburg Road, Washington, D.C., U.S. Route 1." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

The Corner Pocket: 1941

The Corner Pocket: 1941

April 1941. "Franklin, Heard County, Georgia. A game of pool in the general store." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Kids in the Hall: 1940

Kids in the Hall: 1940

January 1940. "Tenants living in a crackerbox. Slum tenement in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Face Rump: 1940

Face Rump: 1940

December 1940. "Grocery store window in Bath, Maine. Food prices do not seem to have gone up as yet but are expected to." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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