Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography

* Read # Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography by Center for Railroad Photography and Art ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography Stryker, the visionary leader of FSA photography projects during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency, documenting social conditions during the Great Depression. These workers’ compelling, universal stories create a composite history not only of railroad work but of labor in the first half of the twentieth century. Hilton Book Award, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. The best of Delano’s photographs compare favorably with images made by such other famed FSA photographers as D

Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography

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Rating : 4.27 (946 Votes)
Asin : 0615951562
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 200 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-02-15
Language : English

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Stryker, the visionary leader of FSA photography projects during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency, documenting social conditions during the Great Depression. These workers’ compelling, universal stories create a composite history not only of railroad work but of labor in the first half of the twentieth century. Hilton Book Award, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. The best of Delano’s photographs compare favorably with images made by such other famed FSA photographers as Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans. In the winter of 1942–3, photographer Jack Delano was assigned by the Office of War Information (successor of the Farm Security Administration) to tell the story of the American railroad system and its essential role in keeping the nation’s troops armed, fed, and housed, in addition to normal homefront railroad work. Editor John Gruber and others at the Center for Railroad Photography & Art researched the railroaders’ lives and wrote their biographies. He concentrated on the men and women who made the railroads tick: those employed directly in train service as well as many working behind-the-scenes in repair, maintenance, and bookkeeping.             Delano’s photographs of railroaders in Chicago, the nation’s railroad hub, captured life in the yards, shops, and environments of the freight lines. Delano’s son Pablo, h

"A first rate, unique effort" according to Mike Matejka. There are no shortage of books about trains --but this is a rare and first-rate volume about railroad workers. The photographs in this book are iconic World War II homefront images from famed photographer Jack Delano, taken around Chicago in 19A first rate, unique effort Mike Matejka There are no shortage of books about trains --but this is a rare and first-rate volume about railroad workers. The photographs in this book are iconic World War II homefront images from famed photographer Jack Delano, taken around Chicago in 1942-43. What makes this volume truly outstanding is that it also offers a biographical background on the worker pictured, with stories from their descendants & photographs of their descendants. This book will appeal to fans of photography, railroad history, labor history and Chicago/Illinois history. The book is beautifully laid out, the reproduction is of ex. 2-A first rate, unique effort Mike Matejka There are no shortage of books about trains --but this is a rare and first-rate volume about railroad workers. The photographs in this book are iconic World War II homefront images from famed photographer Jack Delano, taken around Chicago in 1942-43. What makes this volume truly outstanding is that it also offers a biographical background on the worker pictured, with stories from their descendants & photographs of their descendants. This book will appeal to fans of photography, railroad history, labor history and Chicago/Illinois history. The book is beautifully laid out, the reproduction is of ex. A first rate, unique effort There are no shortage of books about trains --but this is a rare and first-rate volume about railroad workers. The photographs in this book are iconic World War II homefront images from famed photographer Jack Delano, taken around Chicago in 19A first rate, unique effort Mike Matejka There are no shortage of books about trains --but this is a rare and first-rate volume about railroad workers. The photographs in this book are iconic World War II homefront images from famed photographer Jack Delano, taken around Chicago in 1942-43. What makes this volume truly outstanding is that it also offers a biographical background on the worker pictured, with stories from their descendants & photographs of their descendants. This book will appeal to fans of photography, railroad history, labor history and Chicago/Illinois history. The book is beautifully laid out, the reproduction is of ex. 2-A first rate, unique effort Mike Matejka There are no shortage of books about trains --but this is a rare and first-rate volume about railroad workers. The photographs in this book are iconic World War II homefront images from famed photographer Jack Delano, taken around Chicago in 1942-43. What makes this volume truly outstanding is that it also offers a biographical background on the worker pictured, with stories from their descendants & photographs of their descendants. This book will appeal to fans of photography, railroad history, labor history and Chicago/Illinois history. The book is beautifully laid out, the reproduction is of ex. 3. What makes this volume truly outstanding is that it also offers a biographical background on the worker pictured, with stories from their descendants & photographs of their descendants. This book will appeal to fans of photography, railroad history, labor history and Chicago/Illinois history. The book is beautifully laid out, the reproduction is of ex. . What makes this volume truly outstanding is that it also offers a biographical background on the worker pictured, with stories from their descendants & photographs of their descendants. This book will appeal to fans of photography, railroad history, labor history and Chicago/Illinois history. The book is beautifully laid out, the reproduction is of ex. Every Railroad Book Collection Should Contain RAILROADERS. Travis Dewitz Jack Delano's photography is very well known, especially his work from the Farm Security Administration Photography Program. This well made large format book allows for his impressive images to be viewed in full detail as they fill the large quality made pages. The book Railroaders focuses on his railroad photography including a mix of scenes and portraits. The portraits are accompanied by a thorough story of the railroader pictured that brings you into the past. The book also features family members to the men and women featured in Jack's photography that they were able to track down many of whic. Alan M Miller said Do Not MissThis Book. Great photos but the stories of the people in the photos bring the photos alive. One of the few books I've ever read that I wished was 100 pages longer.and my reading goes back to 1950. This is about so much more than trains.an in-depth look at the immigrant population that kept America going and prospering during some very tough times in the 19Do Not MissThis Book Great photos but the stories of the people in the photos bring the photos alive. One of the few books I've ever read that I wished was 100 pages longer.and my reading goes back to 1950. This is about so much more than trains.an in-depth look at the immigrant population that kept America going and prospering during some very tough times in the 1930-Do Not MissThis Book Alan M Miller Great photos but the stories of the people in the photos bring the photos alive. One of the few books I've ever read that I wished was 100 pages longer.and my reading goes back to 1950. This is about so much more than trains.an in-depth look at the immigrant population that kept America going and prospering during some very tough times in the 1930-40s. A must read for anyone who cares about the development of our great country and the contribution of countless people who came here from other nations in search of a better life.. 0s. A must read for anyone who cares about the development of our great country and the contribution of countless people who came here from other nations in search of a better life.. 0-Do Not MissThis Book Alan M Miller Great photos but the stories of the people in the photos bring the photos alive. One of the few books I've ever read that I wished was 100 pages longer.and my reading goes back to 1950. This is about so much more than trains.an in-depth look at the immigrant population that kept America going and prospering during some very tough times in the 1930-40s. A must read for anyone who cares about the development of our great country and the contribution of countless people who came here from other nations in search of a better life.. 0s. A must read for anyone who cares about the development of our great country and the contribution of countless people who came here from other nations in search of a better life.

“Some books are histories, some biographies, some storybooks, and some are coffee table art books. Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography can—and does—in spectacular fashion.”—Trains Magazine. Rarely can one book do all at once

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