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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE FRENCH RIVIERA: 1952

Railroads, The Gallery

Near Ophir: 1940

Near Ophir: 1940

September 1940. "Trestle of narrow gauge railroad near Ophir, Colorado." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Railway Express: 1940

Railway Express: 1940

September 1940. Montrose, Colorado. "Loading express packages into Denver & Rio Grande Western truck, which takes them to points on the narrow gauge railroad where passenger and express service is not otherwise available." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Dual Fuel: 1910

Dual Fuel: 1910

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. "Approach to the Detroit River tunnel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Playtime Under the El: 1941

Playtime Under the El: 1941

April 1941. "Children playing under the elevated on the southside of Chicago." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

D.R.T.: 1910

D.R.T.: 1910

Circa 1910. "Michigan Central R.R. -- Electric engine, Detroit River tunnel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Washington Crossing: 1911

Washington Crossing: 1911

Chicago circa 1911. "Under the tracks, Washington Boulevard, Chicago & North Western Railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Montrose Newsies: 1940

Montrose Newsies: 1940

September 1940. "Distributing newspapers off the morning train to newsboys at the railroad station. Montrose, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Rio Grande: 1940

Rio Grande: 1940

September 1940. "Railroad yards. Durango, Colorado." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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