Link Exhibit Now Open in Naples, Fla.

Photos courtesy of Naples Depot Museum

The Naples (Fla.) Depot Museum is presenting “Life Along the Line,” a traveling exhibit from the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke. The exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of the Collier County Museums, runs through April 22. The works on display are from Winston Link’s 1950s photographs focusing on the Norfolk and Western Railway, the last major Class 1 railroad to make the transition from steam to diesel motive power.

Link, a New York-based commercial photographer, went on to chronicle the last years of the N & W steam locomotives, capturing more than 2,400+ images and 100-7-inch reels of sound recordings in 21 trips between 1955 and 1960. Link’s most famous photographs are night compositions made possible by meticulous setups and elaborate lighting.

The Roanoke museum is delighted to be able to provide the exhibit. The Link in Roanoke is open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


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