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“As the train came into the station it began lurching from side to side. Then it stopped. Lights went out.”

On Sunday, April 26th, 1942, Louis Viebuchen, a 48 year old resident of Newark, New Jersey, arrived at work in the late afternoon. Viebuchen was a motorman on the Hudson and Manhattan railroad, with over twenty years of experience. At … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Weegee Does New Jersey. Or, “I always got lost in Jersey.”

Unidentified Photographer, Weegee on Lindbergh Case, Flemington N.J., ca. 1935, (19796.1993) Three days and 73 years ago, on April 26, 1942, Weegee photographed a tragic train crash in the Exchange Place station on the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad. (Low ridership … Continue reading

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Sand Hogs of New York City

Carl Mydans, [Sand Hog, working under the East River, New York], 1939 (190.2005) New Yorkers are no stranger to train delays…weeknights, weekends; no time is exempt from rerouted or non-existent service. But who are the tireless workers who control the fate … Continue reading

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Coeburn, Virginia

Joel Sternfeld, Coeburn, Viginia, April 1981 (86.1984) Joel Sternfeld is known for his large-format photographs of America in the early 1980s. Sternfeld traveled throughout the country extensively, capturing the beauty of the American landscape but also producing subtle and ironic … Continue reading

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