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Santa Fe Railway Car Repairman Walter Mitchell (editor's title)

AT&SF car repairman
Walter Mitchell, steel car repairer and riveter, at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway car shops in Topeka, Kansas in March 1943. Mitchell (1897-1967) retired as a wheel inspector in September 1962 with more than 28 years of service. The photograph is part of the Farm Security-Office of War Information Collection that documented American life and times from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s.
Source Library of Congress
Coverage Spatial, Topeka, Kansas; Temporal, March 1943
Rights Library of Congress
Date Created 1943-10-03
Creator
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Extent 2 1/4 in. x 2-1/4 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Topeka, Kansas
Creator Description Jack Delano had careers as both a photographer for the Farm Security Administration, beginning in 1942, and a composer of music, who grew up on Puerto Rican folk songs. Born in Russia, he came to the U.S. in 1923. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1932, and got a job with the Farm Security Administration because of an impressive photographic project about mining conditions in the Pennsylvania anthracite area. As part of an FSA project he visited Puerto Rico and settled there in 1946. He photographed railroads extensively for the FSA and its successor, the Office of War Information.
Comments Many of Delano's railroad images were later published in James E. Valle's "The Iron Horse at War" (1977).
Collection Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information
Institution
Image ID LC-USW3-019765-E
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