Railroad cars

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Undated photograph of Mexican railroad workers posing in front of a boxcar in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Illustrations

Illustration of adults and children performing tasks around the exterior of an Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad car. Railroad companies reused cars as housing for Mexican railroad workers, many of whom were recent immigrants could not find or afford more permanent housing.

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Photographs

Two photographs of the viaduct at Goddard Viaduct in Kansas City, Kansas. The viaduct, built in 1923, replaced an earlier structure and allowed Goddard Avenue to continue over the rail yards in the Argentine neighborhood.

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Photographs

A woman and her child outside of the boxcar where they lived. Railroad companies reused cars as housing for Mexican railroad workers, many of whom were recent immigrants could not find or afford more permanent housing.

Object Type: 
Photographs

Photograph of railroad cars used as housing for Mexican railroad workers. Many workers were recent immigrants could not find or afford more permanent housing, leading to railroad companies repurposing railcars into bunkhouses for their employees.

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