O. Winston Link Museum

101 Shenandoah Ave NE, Roanoke, VA 24016


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The Link is housed in the former N&W Passenger Station, dedicated primarily to exhibiting the work of O. Winston Link, the 20th-century railroad photographer. The collection of more than 300 photographs from his 5-year project, (1955 thru1960), captures the juxtaposition between steam railroading and rural culture. Primarily black and white night-time photographs -- plus trains documenting the end of the steam locomotive era -- the galleries are divided thematically, and encompass everything from Link’s technical mastery, with examples of lighting equipment, interactive exhibits, and a darkroom display, to life along the lines in the 1950s.

Also the Raymond Loewy Gallery highlights Loewy’s work. Widely considered "the father of industrial design" the exhibit covers many elements of Loewys post-World War II commercial image and design work, with a focus on the transportation fields.

The Link also mounts temporary exhibitions.

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