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Catalog Number 2015.001.00183.1
Title Truman Family During Whistle Stop at Burlingame Southern Pacific Depot, October 1948
Photographer Pearl, Norton
Collection sArchival Collection
Object Name Negative
Category Photographs
Date October 1948
Description Truman Family During Whistle Stop at Burlingame Southern Pacific Depot, October 1948. Black and white negative shows President Harry S. Truman, First Lady Bess Truman, daughter Margaret Truman and Burlingame Post Master John Broderick (far left) during Truman's whistle-stop tour at the Burlingame Southern Pacific Depot during the Truman-Dewey presidential campaign of 1948. President Truman is standing in between Margaret Truman and Bess Truman. Margaret Truman stands and smiles. She is to the right of the president, next to the podium, at the base of which is the Presidential Seal. Attached to the podium is a large silver microphone. There is another freestanding microphone further to the right that reads, "KVSM." The train 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' spouses
Whistle-stop campaigning
Search Terms Broderick, John
Burlingame Railroad Station
Burlingame Station
Southern Pacific
Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Stations
Southern Pacific Stations - Burlingame
Truman, Elizabeth (Bess)
Truman, Harry S.
Whistle Stop
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