Chicago, Illinois. Model airplanes decorate the ceiling of the train concourses at Union Station (LOC)

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    Delano, Jack, photographer.

    Chicago, Illinois. Model airplanes decorate the ceiling of the train concourses at Union Station

    1943 Feb.

    1 negative : safety ; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches or smaller.

    Notes:
    Title and other information from caption card.
    Digital file made from the original print, not the original negative.
    Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.

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

    Format: Safety film 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/ppmsc.00253

    Call Number: LC-USW3- 015950-D

    bior, cosmicomix, spookythecat, and 386 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Cassies grandma 60 months ago | reply

      That is cool. Would be neat wallpaper! I mean the real stuff you put on walls.

    2. iCyclops 60 months ago | reply

      you would never see this sort of overt patriotism in such a public place today.

    3. ~Buffalonian~ 60 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning photo.

    4. JamesLongPDX 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Supreme Awesomeness! Post some, award none!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Neato!

    5. Hart Ryan Noecker 60 months ago | reply

      iCyclops, I think you're confusing patriotism with militarism, and both are pretty ubiquitous in our daily lives in the United States.

    6. Dubtown Debutante 60 months ago | reply

      Its like a veil of aeroplanes!

    7. lothlaurien 59 months ago | reply

      airplane wienie heaven!

    8. PredictorX 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Texture Gradient, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Kyle A Henderson 54 months ago | reply

      Planes in a train station. Love it.

    10. leetrace 45 months ago | reply

      I am an administrator for a small WW II aviation museum. I would think it would be wonderful if some of these models were still around in someones collection. They are probably cardboard models of B-24 bombers, Martin B-26 medium bombers with P-51 and P-38 fighters above them. what a great picture!

    11. LWyman 45 months ago | reply

      I think the little pursuit planes are models of P-39 Airacobras. Maybe too early to be P-63s? Nice use of off-camera flash.

    12. rwchicago 42 months ago | reply

      incredible. I'm glad this shot has been preserved for all to see.

    13. Angle Elaine 40 months ago | reply

      that is so amazing

    14. leetrace 37 months ago | reply

      To LWyman, after looking closer at the little pursuit plane I believe they look a lot like Curtiss P-40's. I agree that they are not P-63's, any way it is still a great picture from the WW II years.

    15. FADO X.R 30 months ago | reply

      amazing love it

    16. Faith001sg 25 months ago | reply

      Wow. A curain of planes :) Very nice.

    17. Dale_stephens 24 months ago | reply

      WOW! that is just amazing!

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