In 1942, the Office of War Information issued photographer Jack Delano a new assignment: document “railroads and their place in American life.” During the next several months, Delano captured three thousand images, two-thirds of them in the nation’s rail hub—Chicago.
The opening of Railroaders is finally here! Railroaders features the photography of Jack Delano, whose portraits of Chicago railroad workers rallied support for the war effort during World War II. Enjoy boxcar music from the Sanctified Grumblers acoustic trio and family activities in celebration of the opening. NPR’s StoryCorps will be on hand to record your transportation stories (space is limited).
Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography
Exhibition Opening Celebration
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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