Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Paint samples

[“Laboratory worker at the research laboratory at the C & NW RR’s 40th Street yard, examining paint samples used on freight cars and coaches of the railroad, Chicago, Ill.” Photograph by Jack Delano. December 1942. From the Library of Congress. Click for a larger view.]

Looking at the pages of Robert Ridgway’s Color Standards and Color Nomenclature made me think of this beautiful Jack Delano photograph.

Related reading
All OCA Jack Delano posts
Color dictionaries
Condiment challenge

[C & NW: The Chicago and North Western Transportation Company, whose devotees maintain an impressive website.]

comments: 2

The Crow said...

I like the depth of the colors in the Delano photograph.

Michael Leddy said...

He’s one of my favorite photographers. I should’ve added a link for other posts with his work — I just did. The Library of Congress has many, many Delano photographs.