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Rural Railroad Crossing in Mississippi (editor's title)

Marion County, Mississippi
Rural railroad crossing near Sandy Hook, Mississippi, on the Illinois Central Railroad in the summer of 1988. The county road is protected only by "crossbucks" and lacks any electronic warning systems. The farm in the background is typical of private farms in the south; note the hay bales stacked along the track at right. The development of the cumulus clouds in the distance suggests an afternoon or evening thundershower, also typical of hot summer days in the south.
Source Stuart Klipper, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coverage Spatial, near Sandy Hook, Mississippi; Temporal, Summer 1988
Rights Stuart Klipper
Date Created 1988
Resource Type
Extent 6 x 17 cm
Depicted Railroad
Location near Sandy Hook, Mississippi
Creator Description Stuart Klipper was born in The Bronx in 1941, near the massive Van Ness yards of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. He attended the University of Michigan where he received an AA degree. For nearly 30 years he has made photographs in all 50 states, distilling and crystallizing the defining characteristics of American regions. His photographs have been exhibited and collected by major national and international museums including: the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center, and the The Victoria and Albert Museum, among numerous others. Klipper has been the recipient of major grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Collection Stuart Klipper Collection
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