railroadheritage

about about search support browse contact

Woodrow Wilson on the Pioneer Limited (editor's title)

Woodrow Wilson on platform of Pioneer Limited
Woodrow Wilson, in light gray suit, on the platform of the Pioneer Limited passenger train at Chicago Union Station during his 1912 presidential campaign. Trains were used for campaigning as early as 1836 by William Henry Harrison, and first played a major role during the 1896 presidential race between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan, in which both candidates campaigned extensively from trains. Later candidates used full-fledged campaign trains making "whistle stop" tours across the country. While air travel and television reduced the importance of campaign trains, more recent candidates, such as John Kerry in 2004, have continued to use them. Also see record 1430, which shows a photo illustration created from this photograph.
Source Lake Forest College Library Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, Union Station, Chicago; Temporal, 1912
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1912
Creator
Resource Type
Format
Classification
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Union Station, Chicago
Equipment: Cars Private observation car
Builder, Cars Pullman Company
Collection Arthur Dubin
Institution
Train Name Pioneer Limited
Image ID Dubin.I.32.5
QUICK SEARCH  
Or, go to the Search Page
LOGIN  
You can search the photos and collections using the links at the top, or log in to use the Forums and other features of the site.
Username  
Password
Create a Login
Forget your password?

OUR AFFILIATES

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
and Trainmen

Brotherhood's Relief and Compensation Fund
California State Railroad Museum
Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Cleveland Memory Project (CSU)
Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Lake Forest College Special Collections
McLean County Museum of History
Museum of the Rockies Photo Archive
Norfolk Southern Corporation
North American Railway Foundation
New York Transit Museum
Oakland Museum of California
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History


  About Copyright © 2013 Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Major support provided by the North American Railway Foundation