O. Winston Link

(Brooklyn, New York, 1914 - 2001, South Salem, New York)

Train of Empty Coal Hopper Cars on Bridge 854, West of Cooper Tunnel, Cooper, West Virginia

July 1955 (printed later)

Gelatin silver print

15 1/2 x 19 3/8 in. (39.4 x 49.3 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Thomas H. Garver


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With his camera set up at the crossing of the Bluestone River, Link documented trains returning to the mines for more coal. The bridge and the train overwhelm the small country church below. Link, ever the civil engineer, wrote: “Look at the bridge. Look at its strength. It’s no problem for that bridge to carry all that weight. It’s just a beautiful sight.”

United States
Black and White
Gelatin Silver