Steamer train 4423 crew

RPPC. Private Collection

RPPC. Private Collection

One of the workers is IDed on the back, the one to the left with the checkered cap and sunglasses (!): Pete Dobrzynski. He was the son of Polish immigrants, born in New York circa 1894. He had a wife, Sophie, and a daughter, Lavina (cute name). This photo is an AZO from between 1918-1930. I think this was taken circa 1920.

I love the composition with the front of the steamer locomotive in the background. While I love photos of dapper gents of the era in studio settings, I also love photos like this, of groups of workers posing together.

Larger detail.

Larger detail.

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