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Hopper cars in Silhouette

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Hopper cars in Silhouette
Profile of opposing ends of two coupled hopper cars silhouetted against a gray sky. Hand brake wheel appears on the left car.

An art photograph using hopper cars as architecture. The cars are structurally silhouetted so as to make an inverted "V" with a gap between the two cars as if they were buildings silhouetted against the sky. On inspection the mechanics of the cars are revealed.
Source Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Coverage spatial: probably southeastern Michigan; temporal, published in 1993 calendar
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created c1990
Resource Type
Extent 8" by 10" print
Depicted Railroad
Location probably southeastern Michigan
Image Type partial portrait of cars
Creator Description Samuel L. Breck (1928-2009), who moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1965, produced fourteen calendars from 1985 to 1998 for Peaker Services, Inc., remanufacurers of and maintainers of EMD diesel engines and locomotives. Breck was an independent contractor of Peaker, Brighton, Michigan. A railroad public relations association rejected his photos for a calendar because they were "art," not illustration. He learned photography in the Marine Corps, worked for Grand Trunk Western, and illustrated two small books. He died at North Oaks, Minnesota.
Collection Samuel Breck Collection
Image ID Peaker Services Inc. 1990 calendar; Railroad Heritage No. 12, 2004 p. 5
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