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Title
"Inside Story" of the Broadway Limited
Creator
[Pennsylvania Railroad]
Contributor
New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Co
Date Created and/or Issued
[1961]
Publication Information
[Pennsylvania Railroad]
Los Angeles: Occidental College Library, 2008
Contributing Institution
Occidental College Library
Collection
Occidental College Railroading
Rights Information
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Description
This pamphlet was released by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in conjunction with the New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation to advertise the Broadway Limited and the upcoming World's Fair. It emphasizes the quality service that has been provided since 1902 and highlights the lounges, private rooms, and dining cars that are available. It also advertises the luggage carrying services, presents the Broadway Limited's Schedule, and ends with an advertisement for the World's Fair which is located "minutes away (by train)" from the Pennsylvania Station.
In this pamphlet, the Pennsylvania Railroad advertises the Broadway Limited train, from its chic interior to the convenient luggage services. I'm particularly interested in how the illustration on the cover and page 5 advertises dining car services provided by a White server, whereas in the past, the server had been Black. I want to question why this change occurred and investigate the role that race plays within the railroad's advertisement of luxury, comfort, and safety.
In excellent condition.
Full document scanned.
Type
text
Format
ephemera, [4] leaves : 8 illustrations
image/jpeg
Extent
10 x 22 cm.
Identifier
scllo0019
http://callimachus.org/cdm/ref/collection/p131301coll0/id/54
Language
English
Subject
Broadway Limited, Pennsylvania Railroad, World's Fair, New York, Pennsylvania Station
Broadway Limited (Express train)
Pennsylvania Railroad
Express trains--Atlantic States
Railroad private cars
Source
Occidental College Library.
Relation
Special Collections. John Lloyd-Butler Railroadiana Collection. (scllo)

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