• smoke - hendersonbergeron
  • from coal-powered locomotives - Ara G
  • the light forms very well defined columns of pure brilliance. - qpmarl42
  • These men appear to be all business. - qpmarl42
  • the visible area of the benches is occupied mostly by women. - qpmarl42
  • these genuine old photos have an honesty that you don't get with staged shots. - qpmarl42
  • think it has to do with the fact that cameras where uncommon in those days.. and people where still real instead of fake. nowadays everyone is so used to cams that everyone changes into this posed person - Jimbography ;-)
  • a w e s o m e - j4jishnu
  • I disagree. You're right in that people were not used to cameras, but they would often pose for one. In fact there was a time when this was the only way to make a photograph. - gregpphoto
  • flare? - Calichusetts
  • Looks like light kinks to me. They happen when you bend the negative too far/hard before developing - suburbannation
  • More likely from cigarette smoke. When they cleaned off the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal they found out the soot wasn't from coal, but tar and nicotine - suburbannation
  • I count 3 men and 3 women :) - dangerous_disco

Chicago, Illinois. In the waiting room of the Union Station (LOC)

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Delano, Jack, photographer.

Chicago, Illinois. In the waiting room of the Union Station

1943 Jan.

1 negative : nitrate ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches or smaller.

Title and other information from caption card.
Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.

United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago.

Format: Nitrate negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi

Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d24901

Call Number: LC-USW3- 015486-E

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  1. An Khánh 38 months ago | reply

    This is incredibly amazinG!

  2. Stuard Randall 37 months ago | reply

    love the lightning, the overall mood!!

  3. Phạm Trần Anh Duy [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

    Amazing picture

  4. Faith001sg 35 months ago | reply

    A classic beauty!

  5. ClickKen04 34 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot!

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  8. luigi1208 33 months ago | reply

    Awesome Light!!

  9. silkfatblues 32 months ago | reply

    great photo, just great!!! but I have to wonder what are those lights coming through some windows and avoiding other windows :) anybody???

  10. Spleen* 32 months ago | reply

    Fantastic light

  11. Ginothy 31 months ago | reply

    It is a very pretty shot, but it is also very odd why the crepuscular rays would only be occurring in those very specific parts of the windows. The pattern is almost symmetrical. Are people sure the photographer didn't use actual spotlights in creating that photo? Or was there a freakishly uniform tree/ scaffolding outside blocking the sunlight shining through the other parts of the windows?

  12. victor98_2001 31 months ago | reply

    excellent shot

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