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Saying grace before the barbeque dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Saying grace before the barbeque dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Truck trailers line up at a freight house to load and unload goods from the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.

Truck trailers line up at a freight house to load and unload goods from the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.

Commuters, who have just come off the train, waiting for the bus to go home, Lowell, Mass.

Commuters, who have just come off the train, waiting for the bus to go home, Lowell, Mass.

Yardmaster in railroad yards, Amarillo Texas

Yardmaster in railroad yards, Amarillo Texas

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, unloading ore from a lake freighter by means of "Hulett" unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, unloading ore from a lake freighter by means of "Hulett" unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio

Loading a lake freighter with coal at the Pennsylvania R.R. coal docks, for shipment to other Great Lake ports, Sandusky, Ohio

Loading a lake freighter with coal at the Pennsylvania R.R. coal docks, for shipment to other Great Lake ports, Sandusky, Ohio

A train bringing copper ore out of the mine, Ducktown, Tenn. Fumes from smelting copper for sulfuric acid have destroyed all vegetation and eroded the land

A train bringing copper ore out of the mine, Ducktown, Tenn. Fumes from smelting copper for sulfuric acid have destroyed all vegetation and eroded the land

Locomotive lubrication chart in the laboratory of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The laboratory assistant in foreground is working at a precision balance. Chicago, Ill

Locomotive lubrication chart in the laboratory of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The laboratory assistant in foreground is working at a precision balance. Chicago, Ill

Indiana Harbor Belt R.R., switch engine in yard near Calumet Park stockyards, Calumet City (near Chicago), Ill.

Indiana Harbor Belt R.R., switch engine in yard near Calumet Park stockyards, Calumet City (near Chicago), Ill.

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, unloading iron ore from a lake freighter by means of "Hulett" unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, unloading iron ore from a lake freighter by means of "Hulett" unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio

Daniel Senise throwing a switch while at work in an Indiana Harbor Belt Line railroad yard

Daniel Senise throwing a switch while at work in an Indiana Harbor Belt Line railroad yard

World's Fair. Arctic Girl's tomb of ice I

World's Fair. Arctic Girl's tomb of ice I

A worker in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR., Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

A worker in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR., Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Locomotives over the ash pit at the roundhouse and coaling station at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yards, Chicago, Ill.

Locomotives over the ash pit at the roundhouse and coaling station at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yards, Chicago, Ill.

Loading coal into a lake freighter at the Pennsylvania Railroad docks, Sandusky, Ohio

Loading coal into a lake freighter at the Pennsylvania Railroad docks, Sandusky, Ohio

Indiana Harbor Belt RR, switch engine in yard near Calumet park stockyards, Calumet City (near Chicago), Ill.

Indiana Harbor Belt RR, switch engine in yard near Calumet park stockyards, Calumet City (near Chicago), Ill.

In the roundhouse at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard, Chicago, Ill.

In the roundhouse at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard, Chicago, Ill.

Worn tires on locomotive wheels are refaced on this machine in the wheel shop of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

Worn tires on locomotive wheels are refaced on this machine in the wheel shop of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

Families of migratory workers in front of their row shelters, FSA ... labor camp, Robstown, Tex.

Families of migratory workers in front of their row shelters, FSA ... labor camp, Robstown, Tex.

C & NW RR, railroad worker cultivating the small Victory garden in the Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

C & NW RR, railroad worker cultivating the small Victory garden in the Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

View of the Utah Copper Company open-pit mine workings at Carr Fork, as seen from the railroad, Bingham Canyon, Utah

View of the Utah Copper Company open-pit mine workings at Carr Fork, as seen from the railroad, Bingham Canyon, Utah

Train going over the hump at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Train going over the hump at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

[Shulman's Market at the southeast corner of N Street and Union Street S.W., Washington, D.C., with a 1931 Chevrolet car parked in front]

[Shulman's Market at the southeast corner of N Street and Union Street S.W., Washington, D.C., with a 1931 Chevrolet car parked in front]

Tightening a nut on a guide vane operating seromotor in TVA's hydroelectric plant, Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. Located 530 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 90,000 kw., which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 150,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 370,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system

Tightening a nut on a guide vane operating seromotor in TVA's hydroelectric plant, Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. Located 530 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 90,000 kw., which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 150,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 370,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system

Delta County Fair, Colorado

Delta County Fair, Colorado

Workers on the Liberator Bombers, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., [Fort Worth, Texas]

Workers on the Liberator Bombers, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., [Fort Worth, Texas]

Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill, C&NWRR. William London has been a railroad worker 25 years - now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards

Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill, C&NWRR. William London has been a railroad worker 25 years - now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards

Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's plant, Long Beach, Calif. Sand bags for protection against air raid form the background. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber, and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo

Lunchtime brings a few minutes of rest for these women workers of the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft Company's plant, Long Beach, Calif. Sand bags for protection against air raid form the background. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber, and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo

Friends meeting at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Friends meeting at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Group of homesteaders in front of the bean house which was used for exhibit hall at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Group of homesteaders in front of the bean house which was used for exhibit hall at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Sugar cane workers resting at the noon hour, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Sugar cane workers resting at the noon hour, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Rice in a lunch of a sugar worker on a plantation, vicinity of Guanica, Puerto Rico?

Rice in a lunch of a sugar worker on a plantation, vicinity of Guanica, Puerto Rico?

Rice and papaya in the lunch of a sugar worker on a plantation, vicinity of Guanica, Puerto Rico?

Rice and papaya in the lunch of a sugar worker on a plantation, vicinity of Guanica, Puerto Rico?

Initial pin souvenirs at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Initial pin souvenirs at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Rodeo at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Rodeo at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Living quarters and "juke joint" for migratory workers, a slack season; Belle Glade, Fla.

Living quarters and "juke joint" for migratory workers, a slack season; Belle Glade, Fla.

Negro migratory workers by a shack, Belle Glade, Fla.

Negro migratory workers by a shack, Belle Glade, Fla.

Women wipers of the Chicago and North Western Railroad cleaning one of the giant "H" class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Marcella Hart and Mrs. Viola Sievers

Women wipers of the Chicago and North Western Railroad cleaning one of the giant "H" class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Marcella Hart and Mrs. Viola Sievers

John Paulinski, car inspector, blue flagging a train for inspection, at Corwith yard, Santa Fe RR trip, Chicago, Ill.

John Paulinski, car inspector, blue flagging a train for inspection, at Corwith yard, Santa Fe RR trip, Chicago, Ill.

Grain elevators along the route of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, Amarillo, Texas. Santa Fe trip

Grain elevators along the route of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, Amarillo, Texas. Santa Fe trip

Loading oranges into a refrigerator car at a co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Santa Fe R.R. trip

Loading oranges into a refrigerator car at a co-op orange packing plant, Redlands, Calif. Santa Fe R.R. trip

Landscape along the Santa Fe R.R., Willard, N[ew] Mex[ico]

Landscape along the Santa Fe R.R., Willard, N[ew] Mex[ico]

Santa Fe R.R. going through Yucca, Arizona; a watering and refueling stop

Santa Fe R.R. going through Yucca, Arizona; a watering and refueling stop

Santa Fe RR freight train about to leave for the West Coast from Corwith yard, Chicago, Ill., Santa Fe R.R. trip

Santa Fe RR freight train about to leave for the West Coast from Corwith yard, Chicago, Ill., Santa Fe R.R. trip

Women from all fields have joined the production army, Corpus Christi, Texas. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base, and a school teacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings

Women from all fields have joined the production army, Corpus Christi, Texas. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base, and a school teacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings

General view of part of the South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

General view of part of the South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

General view of one of the classification yards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

General view of one of the classification yards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

General view of yard and some of the locomotive shop of the C & NW RR at 40th Street. On the tracks on the right are three streamliners, crack trains, Chicago, Ill.

General view of yard and some of the locomotive shop of the C & NW RR at 40th Street. On the tracks on the right are three streamliners, crack trains, Chicago, Ill.

General view of the hump, Chicago and Northwestern railroad classification yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of the hump, Chicago and Northwestern railroad classification yard, Chicago, Ill.

General view of one of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad classification yards, Chicago, Ill.

General view of one of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad classification yards, Chicago, Ill.

John L. Walter, conductor at Proviso yard of the C&NWRR. Mr. Walter has been employed on the railroad for 45 years, 32 of them as conductor. The red nose and cheeks are due to the below zero weather outside. Chicago, Ill.

John L. Walter, conductor at Proviso yard of the C&NWRR. Mr. Walter has been employed on the railroad for 45 years, 32 of them as conductor. The red nose and cheeks are due to the below zero weather outside. Chicago, Ill.

Westbound freight train stopping for water, Melrose, N[ew] Mex[ico]

Westbound freight train stopping for water, Melrose, N[ew] Mex[ico]

Eight generator units in the generator room of a new addition to TVA's hydroelectric plant at Wilson Dam, Sheffield vicinity, Ala. Located 260 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 288,000 kw., which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 444,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 377,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system

Eight generator units in the generator room of a new addition to TVA's hydroelectric plant at Wilson Dam, Sheffield vicinity, Ala. Located 260 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 288,000 kw., which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 444,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 377,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system

Farm Security Administration borrower cultivating his sugar cane field, vicinity of Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. He lives in one of the homestead houses

Farm Security Administration borrower cultivating his sugar cane field, vicinity of Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. He lives in one of the homestead houses

A train bringing copper ore out of the mines, Ducktown, Tenn. Fumes from smelting copper for sulfuric acid have destroyed all vegetation and eroded the land

A train bringing copper ore out of the mines, Ducktown, Tenn. Fumes from smelting copper for sulfuric acid have destroyed all vegetation and eroded the land

Apparatus used at the laboratory at the C & NW RR's 40th Street yards for analysing solutions of metals used in locomotives and the railroad plant, in general, Chicago, Ill.

Apparatus used at the laboratory at the C & NW RR's 40th Street yards for analysing solutions of metals used in locomotives and the railroad plant, in general, Chicago, Ill.

Railroad cars and factory buildings in Lawrence, Mass.

Railroad cars and factory buildings in Lawrence, Mass.

Delta County Fair, Colorado

Delta County Fair, Colorado

Loading oranges into refrigerator car at a co-op orange packing plant

Loading oranges into refrigerator car at a co-op orange packing plant

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, unloading ore from a lake freighter by means of "Hulett" unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, unloading ore from a lake freighter by means of "Hulett" unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio

Unloading a lake freighter at the Pennsylvania Railroad iron ore docks by means of Hulett unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio. In the foreground, empty cars are waiting to pass under the unloaders to pick up their loads

Unloading a lake freighter at the Pennsylvania Railroad iron ore docks by means of Hulett unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio. In the foreground, empty cars are waiting to pass under the unloaders to pick up their loads

Railroad cars loaded with sulphur, Freeport Sulphur Co., Hoskins Mound, Texas

Railroad cars loaded with sulphur, Freeport Sulphur Co., Hoskins Mound, Texas

World's Fair. Italian Pavilion, waterfall, and Marconi monument II

World's Fair. Italian Pavilion, waterfall, and Marconi monument II

Cutting the pies and cakes at the barbeque dinner, Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Cutting the pies and cakes at the barbeque dinner, Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Fruit wagon at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Fruit wagon at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Tying a ribbon on a calf's tail was one of the feature attractions at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair rodeo

Tying a ribbon on a calf's tail was one of the feature attractions at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair rodeo

Grace was said before the barbeque was served at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Grace was said before the barbeque was served at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Driving calves into the corral for roping at the rodeo of the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Driving calves into the corral for roping at the rodeo of the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair

Sugar cane workers resting, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Sugar cane workers resting, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Sugar cane workers resting, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Sugar cane workers resting, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Freight train with two helper engines climbing the steep grade of Cajon Pass (westbound), Cajon, Calif.

Freight train with two helper engines climbing the steep grade of Cajon Pass (westbound), Cajon, Calif.

Migratory laborers outside of a "juke joint" during a slack season, Belle Glade, Fla.

Migratory laborers outside of a "juke joint" during a slack season, Belle Glade, Fla.

Houses which have been condemned by the Board of Health but are still occupied by Negro migratory workers, Belle Glade, Fla.

Houses which have been condemned by the Board of Health but are still occupied by Negro migratory workers, Belle Glade, Fla.

General view of part of the south Water street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago, Ill. A C and O R.R. caboose. the C and O is one of the railroads that lease terminal facilities from the I.C.R.R

General view of part of the south Water street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago, Ill. A C and O R.R. caboose. the C and O is one of the railroads that lease terminal facilities from the I.C.R.R

General view of part of the Galewood yard of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

General view of part of the Galewood yard of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, Chicago, Ill.

Passing a section house along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad, Encino vicinity, New Mexico

Passing a section house along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad, Encino vicinity, New Mexico

Santa Fe R.R. freight train about to leave for the West Coast from Corwith yard, Chicago, Ill.

Santa Fe R.R. freight train about to leave for the West Coast from Corwith yard, Chicago, Ill.

Flagman standing at a distance behind a Santa Fe R.R. west bound freight train during a stop, Bagdad, Calif.

Flagman standing at a distance behind a Santa Fe R.R. west bound freight train during a stop, Bagdad, Calif.

Mojave Desert country, crossed by Santa Fe R.R., Cadiz, Calif.

Mojave Desert country, crossed by Santa Fe R.R., Cadiz, Calif.

Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war work to carry on the fight with a personal vengeance, Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Virginia Young (right) whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, is a supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base. Her job is to find convenient and comfortable living quarters for women workers from out of the state, like Ethel Mann, who operates an electric drill

Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war work to carry on the fight with a personal vengeance, Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Virginia Young (right) whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, is a supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base. Her job is to find convenient and comfortable living quarters for women workers from out of the state, like Ethel Mann, who operates an electric drill

A Chicago and Northwestern railroad roundhouse, Chicago, Ill.

A Chicago and Northwestern railroad roundhouse, Chicago, Ill.

Cattle in corral waiting to be weighed before being trailed to railroad, Beaverhead County, Montana

Cattle in corral waiting to be weighed before being trailed to railroad, Beaverhead County, Montana

Train going over the hump at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Train going over the hump at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Worker inspecting a locomotive on a pit in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Worker inspecting a locomotive on a pit in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, a "Hulett" ore unloader in operation, Cleveland, Ohio

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, a "Hulett" ore unloader in operation, Cleveland, Ohio

Locomotive in a railroad yard, Chicago and Northwestern RR (?), near Chicago, Ill.(?)

Locomotive in a railroad yard, Chicago and Northwestern RR (?), near Chicago, Ill.(?)

James Lynch, a roundhouse worker, C & NW RR [Proviso yard]

James Lynch, a roundhouse worker, C & NW RR [Proviso yard]

Working on a switch engine at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Working on a switch engine at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Hump master in a Chicago and Northwestern railroad yard operating a signal switch system which extends the length of the hump track. He is thus able to control movements of locomotives pushing the train over the hump from his post at the hump office; Chicago, Ill.

Hump master in a Chicago and Northwestern railroad yard operating a signal switch system which extends the length of the hump track. He is thus able to control movements of locomotives pushing the train over the hump from his post at the hump office; Chicago, Ill.

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, a "Hulett" unloader in operation, Cleveland, Ohio

Pennsylvania R.R. ore docks, a "Hulett" unloader in operation, Cleveland, Ohio

Formerly an aircraft dock, this huge building -- thought to be the largest in the world with no interior supports -- is now the scene of many busy shops turning out aircraft sub-assembly parts, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio. Either new housing close to the plant or vastly improved public transportation will eventually have to be supplied, for the tires on the cars of the workers, and perhaps even the cars themselves, will in many instances give in before the end of the present emergency

Formerly an aircraft dock, this huge building -- thought to be the largest in the world with no interior supports -- is now the scene of many busy shops turning out aircraft sub-assembly parts, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio. Either new housing close to the plant or vastly improved public transportation will eventually have to be supplied, for the tires on the cars of the workers, and perhaps even the cars themselves, will in many instances give in before the end of the present emergency

War production workers at the Heil Company making gasoline trailer tanks for the U.S. Army Air Corps, Milwaukee, Wis. Mrs. Angeline Kwint, age 45, an ex-housewife, checking the tires of trailers. Her husband and son are in the U.S. Army

War production workers at the Heil Company making gasoline trailer tanks for the U.S. Army Air Corps, Milwaukee, Wis. Mrs. Angeline Kwint, age 45, an ex-housewife, checking the tires of trailers. Her husband and son are in the U.S. Army

Car jacked up for repairs on the repair tracks, North Proviso, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Car jacked up for repairs on the repair tracks, North Proviso, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.

Trucks unloading at the inbound freight house of the Illinois Central Railroad, South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago, Ill.

Trucks unloading at the inbound freight house of the Illinois Central Railroad, South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago, Ill.

Cleaning an engine near the roundhouse, C. M. St. P. & P. R.R., Bensenville, Ill.

Cleaning an engine near the roundhouse, C. M. St. P. & P. R.R., Bensenville, Ill.

[Car in front of Shulman's Market on N at Union St. S.W., Washington, D.C.

[Car in front of Shulman's Market on N at Union St. S.W., Washington, D.C.

World's Fair. Theme Center and statue of George Washington, viewed from Court of Peace

World's Fair. Theme Center and statue of George Washington, viewed from Court of Peace

Delta County Fair, Colorado

Delta County Fair, Colorado

In the roundhouse at a yard of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.

In the roundhouse at a yard of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.

War production workers at the Heil Company making gasoline trailer tanks for the U.S. Army Air Corps., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mrs. Angeline Kwint, age 45, an ex-housewife, checking the tires of trailers. Her husband and son are in the U.S. Army

War production workers at the Heil Company making gasoline trailer tanks for the U.S. Army Air Corps., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mrs. Angeline Kwint, age 45, an ex-housewife, checking the tires of trailers. Her husband and son are in the U.S. Army