Free Art Download: Chicago’s South Water Street Freight Terminal, April 1947

Free Art Download Chicago
Print this giant archival color photo for less than $25.

This beautiful, painting-like image is from the Chicago rail yards in 1947. Taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Jack Delano, the image creates a depiction of another time, that is still oddly contemporary 66 years later. It could be from 1950, or a Blade Runner-esque distopian future.

This image is availabe to print all the way up to 18″x24″, which is a nice sized piece to fit on a wall. It's also available in 11″x14″, like the other Free Art Downloads.

Download 18×24
Download 11×14

To download, click on the link above in the desired size, then click on “File” and “Download”.

Follow the instructions on the Hemingway post. Be sure to choose color instead of black and white in the instructions. For the full-size 18″x24″ print, it cost me about $20 to print.

Chicago in 1947 photo

Be sure to also check out our collection post, with over 40 free printable wall art downloads.

Andrew Snavely

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