Photographs of Early Railway in Color


The railway may just be considered the veins of any country, especially in the 20th century. Check out these images of locomotives by Jack Delano, Marion Wolcott, and Andreas Feininger.

What do these three photography have in common? They were part of the platoon of photographers hired by the USA's Farm Security Administration -- the photographers who were on a mission to record life across the country.

Feninger was an American photographer, in which thanks to his Bauhaus background and educational achievement in Architecture, made dynamic black-and-white shots of Manhattan architecture. He rarely shot portraits and obsessed more on structures. Then there's Wolcott, who covered the USA with more than 9,000 images for the FSA. She was one of the FSA's favorites, known for documenting realities of the Great Depression and agricultural blight. But it was Delano who's mostly known for railway photography. While he didn't focus exclusively on the railway, Delano introduced captivating depictions and romanticism of the locomotive.

Images are from Flashbak.

2017-11-07 #culture #jack-delano #marion-wolcott #andreas-feininger


  1. mtsteve
    mtsteve ·

    These are simply awesome! I'm so glad the FSA was able to capture so many aspects of American life from that time period. I wonder if the government will every begin a project like this again.

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    always love railway <3 eventhough it damage the nature

  3. mjanekerr
    mjanekerr ·


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