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Pullman's First Lightweight Aluminum Car (editor's title)

Pullman's First Lightweight Aluminum Car
A combination observation-buffet-sleeping car, made especially for the Pullman Company's exhibit at the Chicago World Fair of 1933. The car was named for George M. Pullman, the company founder. This record photograph appears to have been made in Pullman, Illinois, since a varied landscape can be glimpsed in the windows' reflections.
Source Lake Forest College Library Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, likely, Pullman, Illinois; Temporal, 1933
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1933
Creator
Resource Type
Format
Classification
Extent Unknown
Location likely Pullman, Illinois
Image Type Passenger car portrait
Equipment, Locomotive Lounge and sleeping car: George M. Pullman
Builder, locomotive Pullman
Creator Description John P. Van Vorst (1880-1957) started at Pullman in 1897 and it was not until 1904 that he became an assistant photographer. When he retired in 1945 he held the longest tenure of any Pullman photographer, 41 years. He signed his negatives J.P.V.V. Generally, Pullman documented photographically one car out of each new lot, usually the first car in a production run.
Collection Arthur Dubin Collection
Institution
Image ID Dubin.I.8.36
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