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George Pullman Portrait With Signature (editor's title)

George Mortimer Pullman
Profile portrait and signature of sleeping car magnate George Mortimer Pullman, near the end of his life. Pullman, born in 1831, revolutionized rail passenger travel in the United States by convincing railroads to collaborate on passenger trains, so that rail travelers could ride over connecting lines while staying in the same car. Though he did not invent the sleeping car, Pullman's company built and staffed thousands of them, wholly focused on service to the passenger. He died in 1897 of a sudden heart attack, which many believed to be the ultimate result of labor unrest at his Chicago factory.
Source Lake Forest College Library Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, Chicago, Illinois; Temporal, circa 1895
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created c1895
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Location Chicago, Illinois
Collection Arthur Dubin
Train Name George M. Pullman
Where Published *More Classic Trains,* by Arthur Dubin, p94. Kalmbach, 1974
Image ID Dubin.I.28.6
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