Newberry Library Daily Life Along the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad
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Sailors at information booth, Union Station, Chicago, May 1948
Sailors at information booth, Union Station, Chicago, May 1948
TitleSailors at information booth, Union Station, Chicago, May 1948
Alternative TitleChicago-Union Station-at the information booth in main concourse
CreatorBubley, Esther
Date Created1948-05
Extent (Original)1 negative : b&w
35 mm.
Medium (Original)Negatives; Photographs
DescriptionThis black and white photograph shows 4 people waiting at a counter at the information booth in Chicago's Union Station. All of them are facing left. In the foreground a tall thin lamp base dissects the picture. On the left, in the background a man and woman are waiting. Only part of the woman's face is visible. She is wearing a jacket and hat with a veil in the back. The man is wearing a suit, tie and fedora. His forearms are resting on the counter. On the right, stand two sailors in white sailor hats and dark uniforms, white stripes trimming their cuffs and v-neck collars. The sailor on the left is resting his right elbow on the counter and is touching his upper lip with his index finger. The sailor on the right is resting both forearms on the counter and is holding a small folded piece of typewritten paper.
Note 1Photograph title derived from Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Granger project scrapbook captions.
Note 2Selected photographs published in Granger country : a pictorial social history of the Burlington Railroad / edited by Lloyd Lewis and Stanley Pargellis. Boston : Little, Brown, 1949.
TypeStill image
Subject 1Union Station (Chicago, Ill.)
Subject 2Railroad stations -- Illinois -- Chicago
Subject 3Sailors -- United States
Coverage (Spatial) 1Chicago (Ill.)
Coverage (Spatial) 241.87866809639756, -87.64034271240234
Coverage (Temporal)1948
Contributors 1Lewis, Lloyd, 1891-1949
Contributors 2Pargellis, Stanley McCrory, 1898-
Contributors 3Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
Photo NumberGranger 474M
CollectionDaily Life Along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Newberry Library)
Is Part OfChicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Archives
Extent (Digital)6018 KB
Medium (Digital)jpeg
Date Issued (Digital)2009-08-11
PublisherNewberry Library
RightsAll rights reserved by the Newberry Library. Permission to reproduce in any format must be requested in writing. Contact Photoduplication Department, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610. Phone: 312-255-3566 E-mail:
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