Children walking on railroad tracks near Knoxville, Illinois

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
CB&Q Miscellaneous. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Collection, Newberry Library.

In 1948 the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad hired two photographers to document work at the company and life in the communities it served. A series of pictures featured life on the Rader family farm near Knoxville, Illinois. Images like this one of the Rader children on their way to school were intended to show the wholesome relationship between families, communities, and the railroad corporation.

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