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Catalog Number 2015.001.00183.5
Title Truman 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 During Whistle Stop at Burlingame Southern Pacific Depot, October 1948. Black and white negative of President Harry S. Truman and Burlingame Post Master John Broderick. A man holds a silver microphone (on right) for KVSM Radio during Truman's 1948 whistle-stop tour at the Burlingame Southern Pacific Depot. 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. The silhouette of a man's head obscures the lower third of the image. Part of a series of 9.
Studio Norton Pearl Photography
Place Burlingame, CA
Event Whistle-Stop Tour
People Truman, Harry S.
Broderick, John
Subjects Political campaigns
Presidential seal
Presidents
Press
Radio broadcasting
Radio stations
Trains
Whistle-stop campaigning
Search Terms Broderick, John
Burlingame
Burlingame Railroad Station
Burlingame Station
Microphones
Presidents
Radio Stations
Southern Pacific
Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Stations
Southern Pacific Stations - Burlingame
Trains
Truman, Harry S.
Whistle Stop
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