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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
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Union Station, Chicago
Equipment: Cars Private observation car
Builder, Cars Pullman Company
Collection Arthur Dubin
Train Name Pioneer Limited
Image ID Dubin.I.32.5
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