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Building a Car Side on Jig

Building a Car Side on Jig
A group of workers at the Pullman Works construct the side of a steel car outdoors. The construction technology differed from that used to build wood-frame cars and required fewer skilled workers.
Source Larry Peterson
Coverage Spatial, Chicago, Illinois; Temporal, c. 1917-23
Rights Larry Peterson
Date Created 1917
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Location Pullman Car Works, Chicago, Illinois
Builder, locomotive Pullman Car Company
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 Larry Peterson Collection
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