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The Chicago Rail Photographs of Jack Delano

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Jack Delano
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One of the more remarkable aspects of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information was its employment of a team of great photographers, which included now-legendary names like Gordon Parks, Dorothea Lange, and Ben Shahn, under the helm of economist/photographer Roy Stryker. One of the less-well-known documentarians was Jack Delano, born Jacob Ovcharov in what's now Azerbaijan. Delano trained as a painter, and was also a composer, being one of the first to work with electroacoustic music, shortly after Pierre Schaeffer began experimenting with the form.

While working for the FSA, Delano took a set of remarkable color photos of Chicago rail yards:

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Images via the Library of Congress.

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