Jack Delano (1914 - 1997)
Jack Delano immigrated to the United States with his family from Ukraine in 1923 and attended the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia as a scholarship student from 1925 to 1933. After graduating from high school in 1932, he took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, until 1937; he became interested in photography while traveling in Europe. He worked for the photography projects of the Works Progress Administration, the United Fund, and the Farm Security Administration, and inspired by his experiences with the FSA in Puerto Rico, he settled there in 1946 and was the official photographer for the government of Puerto Rico. Delano has been there ever since, holding positions in the Puerto Rican media, and remaining active as a book illustrator, graphics consultant, music teacher, and animator. Delano has received a National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors.
Sandusky, Ohio. Coal docks. Loading coal into a lake freighter at the Penna. R.R. No. 3 dock
Vintage gelatin silver print
3 x 3.75 in. image on 4 x 5 in. paper
Identified, dated and typed caption on print verso. No objection to publication. Office of Public Relations, Navy Department…. Authority #3, June 14, 1943, in blue ink, print verso