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Railroads, The Gallery

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.

 

Nice Tie: 1941

Nice Tie: 1941

June 1941. "Surveyors at work in Martin County, Indiana, where naval ammunition depot is being constructed on 42,000 acre tract. 160 families will be displaced." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tower Depot: 1904

Tower Depot: 1904

1904. "Union Station -- Dayton, O." In service from 1900 to 1979. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Colt Armory: 1906

Colt Armory: 1906

Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1906. "Colt's Armory." Samuel Colt's historic firearms factory on the banks of the Connecticut River. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Twin Cities Trucker: 1939

Twin Cities Trucker: 1939

September 1939. "Truck driver who operates between Twin Cities and radius of 150 miles tying in load. Minneapolis, Minnesota." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Up in Ohio: 1910

Up in Ohio: 1910

Cleveland circa 1910. "Superior Viaduct lift bridge and Cuyahoga River." Another bridge, another flour mill! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Milled in Manhattan: 1910

Milled in Manhattan: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Williamsburg Bridge and East River waterfront." With a cameo by the Heckers' Flour mill on Water Street. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Steel City: 1938

Steel City: 1938

July 1938. "View of city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." The Wabash Bridge over the Monongahela River. Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Carson Street Depot: 1938

Carson Street Depot: 1938

July 1938. "Pittsburgh. View of the city from Homestead." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Garage à Trois: 1940

Garage à Trois: 1940

September 1940. "Locomotives in roundhouse. Durango, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Backwater: 1937

Backwater: 1937

December 1937. "Water tower on railroad through Jennings, Maryland. The train now runs only once a week." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Elevator Annex: 1941

Elevator Annex: 1941

August 1941. "Great Northern grain elevators. Superior, Wisconsin." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

MILW: 1941

MILW: 1941

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

 

The Big Dig: 1941

The Big Dig: 1941

August 1941. "Albany iron mine. Hibbing, Minnesota." A Bucyrus-Erie Model 54-B electric shovel. Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Dude on the Tracks: 1926

Dude on the Tracks: 1926

June or July 1926. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "NO CAPTION [Man lying in front of train on tracks]." Perhaps some diligent Shorpysleuth can figure out what's going on here. 4x5 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 
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