The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano

By Tony Reevy  

 

The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano

Born in the Ukraine, photographer Jack Delano moved to the United States in 1923. After graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1937, Delano worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) as a photographer. Best known for his work for the Office of War Information during 1940–1943, Jack Delano captured the face of American railroading in a series of stunning photographs.

His images, especially his photogrphs of railroad workers, are a vibrant and telling portrait of industrial life during one of the most important periods in American history. This remarkable collection features Delano’s photographs of railroad operations and workers taken for the OWI in the winter of 1942/43 and during a cross-country journey on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, plus an extensive selection of his groundbreaking color images. The introduction provides the most complete summary of Delano’s life published to date. Both railroad and photography enthusiasts will treasure this worthy tribute to one of the great photographers of the thirties and forties. Hardcover, 204 pages, 11 x 10", 33 color and 140 black and white photos.

ISBN: 978-0-253-01777-2

Price: $60.00

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