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"QUANTUM SHOT" #97


Highlights of industrial and urban photography

Library of Congress "American Memory" project contains a significant amount of Pre-War photography. Usually seen only in the movies and in the pulp fiction illustrations, this time period is gloriously reflected in genuine shots of real people and life situations, done in color and with exceptional clarity. The following are some of my favorites:
(click to enlarge)

American History, Travel, Photography

Pennsylvania R.R. (railroad) ore docks, unloading ore from a lake freighter by means of "Hewlett" [i.e. "Hulett"] unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio

American History, Travel, Photography
American History, Travel, Photography
American History, Travel, Photography
American History, Travel, Photography

The Monstrous Ore-Loading Machine:
(click to enlarge to see the miniature humans)

American History, Travel, Photography

Chicago Skyline
- bears an uncanny resemblance to Gotham City.



Chicago Skyline as seen from the railroad:

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

Various ladies and gentlemen, involved in the war effort.
(Sky Captain is obviously one of them)

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography

American History, Travel, Photography


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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The old huletts in Cleveland were awesome, especially watching them moving. I had no idea how rare they were until they were gone.

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Anonymous julia said...

wow. the quality and color of these photos make me feel as if they were taken yesterday!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holee shit! Amazing quality photographs, detail AND composition wise... Must see

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Anonymous runninutes said...

Wow - great find. I am definitely not used to seeing pictures from that era in color. I really would have thought they were from later on until I started seeing the cars and the clothes.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the one picture is from Sandusky, Ohio. Look at the top left and you can see the roller coasters at Cedar Point. I may be incorrect but Sandusky has the N&W rail system and I don't think Cleveland did.

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