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A railway worker on the Llangollen Steam Railway in Shropshire.  Picture: Mark Banks

The Big Picture photography competition: round 256

A railway worker on the Llangollen Steam Railway in Shropshire. Picture: Mark Banks

American Working Man Fashion Print - 1900-1910 Vintage Antique Levi Jeans - Levis - Earliest Stormy Kromer Cap on Etsy, $30.00

American Working Man Fashion Print - 1900-1910 Vintage Antique Levi Jeans - Levis - Earliest Stormy Kromer Cap

American Working Man Fashion Print - 1900-1910 Vintage Antique Levi Jeans - Levis - Earliest Stormy Kromer Cap on Etsy, $30.00

Rare colour photo from the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information.  Photo by Alfred T. Palmer. Woman machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942.

Rare colour photo from the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer. Woman machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942.

Shulman's Market (asi eran las tienditas de la esquina en Estados Unidos en la primera mitad del siglo pasado)

The way it was: Rare colour photographs of Main Street in the 1940s capture the cafes, general stores and corner shops that were the heartbeat of small town America

Shulman's Market (asi eran las tienditas de la esquina en Estados Unidos en la primera mitad del siglo pasado)

Daniel Senise throwing a switch while at work in an Indiana Harbor Belt Line railroad yard. February 1943. Jack Delano.

Daniel Senise throwing a switch while at work in an Indiana Harbor Belt Line railroad yard. February 1943. Jack Delano.

Maggie the Indestructible: Bourke-White’s Breathtaking Legacy - LIFE

The TIME Vault: August 8, 1977

Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.    From:  http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/lange/index.html

Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. From: http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/lange/index.html

American Railroads of the 1940s / Ferrocarriles 1940's Women working on the trains - so probably wartime.

American Railroads of the 1940s / Ferrocarriles 1940's Women working on the trains - so probably wartime.

From the Library of Congress. Caption is "Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad conductor George E. Burton and engineer J.W. Edwards comparing time before pulling out of Corwith railroad yard for Chillicothe, Illinois". March 1943

From the Library of Congress. Caption is "Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad conductor George E. Burton and engineer J.W. Edwards comparing time before pulling out of Corwith railroad yard for Chillicothe, Illinois". March 1943