8 Responses

  1. Steve Dunham says:

    Nice work he did. Some of the photos remind me of the work of Lewis Hine.


  2. Al Cyone says:

    I was surprised to see that some of his photographs were in color. I was also intrigued by the PBR slogan, “Blended 33 to 1”. My first guess was that they made a good beer then watered it down. Then they watered it down again. And again. And again. Thirty-three times. Needless to say, that’s not entirely accurate.

    Thanks again for your hard work.

  3. Dennis A Livesey says:

    Interesting and well done as always Emily.

  4. Tyler says:

    I’ve always enjoyed Delano’s work very much. His portraits of the wartime mothers working in locomotive servicing always struck me as classic images of the period. I also like his similar work in the airplane manufacturing industry.

    In other news, I wish I could get my portrait taken hanging onto the pilot of a steam locomotive dressed like a total boss! Standing on the steps of a diesel dressed like a retroreflective traffic cone just doesn’t have the same class to it. (Come to think of it, I want his job while I’m at it!)

  5. Drew Hasson says:

    Very nicely done. I was especially amazed at the photos of “Rosie the Railroader.” While I am obviously not a woman, I have an incredible respect for those ladies who kept the trains running during World War II.

  6. Glen Brewer says:

    Excellent essay about a great photographer who photographed railroads when not many others could.

  7. The other day I was looking through historic photos of Providence, Rhode Island on the Library of Congress Website and came across some of Jack Delano’s work. You can find lots of his photos on their site:


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