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This photograph, taken during Morris's expedition to Nebraska in May and June of 1947, is a variant of a horizontal shot in his photobook The Home Place, representing a station building from a closer point slightly to the right, pushing the building off center and higher in the frame, with the roof cornice parallel to the edge of the sheet. The building, now in the middle distance, is balanced by an old, empty baggage cart on the right. The edge of the railbed follows the receding diagonal of the railroad tracks into the distance, but the static composition denies the rails' attraction and the cart's capability of movement.
from Acton, A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame: Twentieth Century (Notre Dame, 2019)