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Railroads, The Gallery

Snap Shatow: 1905

Snap Shatow: 1905

Circa 1905. "New York City, Snap Shatow, 42nd Street, showing entrance to Grand Central Station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Fatal Stroll: 1902

Fatal Stroll: 1902

1902. "Lizzie Bourne monument, Mount Washington, White Mountains, New Hampshire." Miss Bourne, who succumbed to exposure, was just a few hundred feet from the summit house when she expired on that blustery September night in 1855. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

West Shore Depot: 1895

West Shore Depot: 1895

Circa 1895. "West Shore R.R. depot, West Point, N.Y." 8x5 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

None Shall Pass: 1864

None Shall Pass: 1864

1864. "Federal cavalry guarding the Orange & Alexandria R.R. near Union Mills, Virginia." Wet plate glass negative by Mathew Brady -- National Archives. View full size.

 

Duquesne Steel: 1909

Duquesne Steel: 1909

The Monongahela River circa 1909. "Duquesne Steel Plant, Carnegie Steel Co., Duquesne, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Chicago Commuters: 1941

Chicago Commuters: 1941

July 1941. "Chicago, Illinois. Commuters waiting for southbound trains." 35mm acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Seventh and Virginia: 1901

Seventh and Virginia: 1901

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "View of Seventh Street and Virginia Avenue S.W., looking southeast." 5x7 inch glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

Vintage Vista: 1901

Vintage Vista: 1901

        This image is but one section of 10-part panorama, described by the caption below. Some (or even all) of the points of interest mentioned may not be visible here.

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "Aerial view over rowhouses from old Providence Hospital, showing E Street, Heckman Street [now Duddington Place] and F Street S.E. between 1st and 2nd." 8x10 inch glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

Beaucoup Bridges: 1938

Beaucoup Bridges: 1938

July 1938. "Looking north. Monongahela River, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Etna: 1941

Etna: 1941

June 1941. "Railroad yards. Carnegie-Illinois steel plant. Etna, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Kroger Depot: 1941

Kroger Depot: 1941

June 1941. "Carloads of fruit and vegetables at terminal. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Scenic Route: 1941

The Scenic Route: 1941

June 1941. "Railroad. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Adams Express: 1901

Adams Express: 1901

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "Virginia Avenue at Sixth Street S.W., showing street and railroad tracks in the foreground near the Adams Express Co., and the Washington Monument in the distance." 5x7 inch glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

New York Telephone: 1950

New York Telephone: 1950

February 15, 1950. "N.Y. Telephone Co. headquarters and the World-Telegram building, from a helicopter." Photo by Al Ravenna for the New York World-Telegram & Sun. View full size.

 

Blind Curve: 1941

Blind Curve: 1941

September 1941. "Road leading out of Carlton Tunnel along bed of old narrow gauge railroad on the west side of the Rocky Mountains from Leadville, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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