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Catalog Number 2015.001.00183.8
Title Truman Waves Goodbye During Whistle Stop at Burlingame Southern Pacific Depot, October 1948
Photographer Pearl, Norton
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Negative
Category Photographs
Date October 1948
Description Truman Waves Goodbye During Whistle Stop at Burlingame Southern Pacific Depot, October 1948. Black and white negative of President Harry S. Truman (far right), First Lady Bess Truman (second to left), daughter Margaret Truman (far left) and a man in a pinstripe suit (center) waving goodbye to the crowd. Behind the First Lady is Burlingame Post Master John Broderick. The image was taken as the train slowly started to move south enroute to the next stop on the Truman whistle-stop tour during the 1948 Truman-Dewey presidential campaign. The Presidential Seal appears on the podium. The train behind the President is the Ferdinald Magellan, an armored Pullman train car originally used by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for his whistle-stop tours. On the roof of the train are three loudspeakers pointing in three different directions. Part of a series of 9.
Studio Norton Pearl Photography
Place Burlingame, CA
Event Whistle-Stop Tour
People Broderick, John
Truman, Bess
Truman, Harry S.
Truman, Margaret
Subjects Political campaigns
Presidential seal
Presidents
Press
Trains
Whistle-stop campaigning
Search Terms Burlingame
Burlingame Railroad Station
Burlingame Station
Presidents
Southern Pacific
Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Stations
Southern Pacific Stations - Burlingame
Trains
Whistle Stop
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