Jack Delano's Homefront Photography
Jack Holzhueter Jeremi Suri Scott Lothes John Gruber
Ctr For Railroad Photography-art
Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography examines Chicago's diverse railroad community during World War II by presenting the portraits and life stories of forty-nine railroad workers. The original color and black-and-white portraits by Jack Delano come from the Library of Congress via the Office of War of Information. The biographies come from the research efforts of John Gruber, Jack Holzhueter, and Scott Lothes at the Center for Railroad Photography & Art. Contempoary photographs by Jack Delano's son, Pablo Delano, and the Center's Gruber and Lothes complement the catalog. There are essays by Pablo Delano, Gruber, and University of Texas professor Jeremi Suri, a leading public historian.