Photo of the Week No.20: Roundhouse wipers by Jack Delano, 1943

I think the success of Jack Delano’s photography lies in his not being judgmental, respecting those he photographed with truth and humanity – none more so than in this Jack Delano photograph of Roundhouse wipers having lunch in their rest room, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa, in April 1943.

To learn more about Jack Delano, and to see more of his photos, Jack Delano’s American Sonata article in the New York Times is a must read.

Click on the photo to expand, I’ve uploaded the highest definition photo available. It’s such a lovely photo, taken in natural light.

Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa - Photograph shows Marcella Hart at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right.

Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa – Photograph shows Marcella Hart at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right.

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