Newberry Library Daily Life Along the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad
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Union Station, Chicago-in the waiting room
Union Station, Chicago-in the waiting room
TitleUnion Station, Chicago-in the waiting room
Alternative TitleIn the waiting room
CreatorBubley, Esther
Date Created1948-05
Extent (Original)1 negative : b&w
35 mm.
Medium (Original)Negatives
DescriptionThis is a black and white photograph taken inside the main waiting room at Chicago's Union Station. A long wooden, high-backed bench runs across the width of the picture. Behind the bench, exits from the station through doorways flanked by tall round columns are visible. The tops of the heads of people seated on other benches can also be seen in the background. A young woman is seated on the left side of the bench. She is sitting with her left leg crossed over her right, and is leaning forward and to her right. Her left elbow is resting on her knee and right hand on the edge of the bench. She is wearing a dark skirt, jacket, a medium color blouse with a bow tied at her neck, ankle socks and loafers. Her short curly black hair is pulled back from her face and she wears wire rim glasses. Several feet away on the bench, a small boy of about four years with short blond hair is lying on his side facing the camera. He is wearing black and white saddle shoes, dark pants and a pullover sweater. He is holding a box of popcorn upside down with the bottom open.
Note 1Photograph titles supplied 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.
Subject 1Union Station (Chicago, Ill.)
Subject 2Travelers -- Illinois -- Chicago
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 492M
CollectionDaily Life Along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Newberry Library)
Is Part OfChicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Archives
Extent (Digital)6707 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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