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Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography Member Picks Agenda Recommended Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: April 5-Aug. 10 2015

One of the standout images in "Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography" is of a lone, faceless rail man—back to the camera, his all-denim outfit stamped with grime—as he leans over to throw a switch at Chicago's vast Proviso Yard, a couple dozen sets of vacant tracks stretching into the background. Then shot epitomizes the magnitude of Chicago's railway system in the mid-20th century, when its reputation as a crucial hub for the railroading industry was undeniable. But most importantly, it depicts the grind. Continue reading >>

Price: $14, $12 students and seniors

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