Arthur Dubin Collection

Title

Arthur Dubin Collection

Subject

Dubin, Arthur D. (Arthur Detmers), 1923-2011
Railroads
Railroad cars
Pullman Company
Pullman Railroad Company

Description

Arthur Detmers Dubin (1923-2011) was a Chicago architect, transportation expert, and train enthusiast. Photos in this collection highlight his interest in railroads.

Images in this collection include interior and exterior view of Pullman railroad cars and passenger information signs.


Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Collection Items

Union & Central Pacific Pullman Railroad Car
Union and Central Pacific Pullman railroad car, "Pyramid." The Pullman Company, founded by George Pullman in 1862, built luxury railroad cars to help improve the experience of its passengers.

Countess Railroad Car Interior
The luxurious interior of the "Countess," a railroad car that Pullman built for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. On verso: "(assigned B&O); Ex - Santa Maria; 24-chair - 1 dr. rm."

Pullman Railroad Car Interior
The interior of a Pullman railroad car with decorative design and ornate lighting. The Pullman Company, founded by George Pullman in 1862, built luxury railroad cars to help improve the experience of its passengers. On verso: "Membrino: Lot 346…

Grand Trunk Railway Car
The exterior of Reverie, a Grand Trunk Railway car, likely Grand Trunk Western Railway, which operated out of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Other major subsidiaries of Grand Trunk Railway included, Central Vermont Railway (Quebec, Vermont,…

Railroad Dining Car Interior
The interior of a grand railroad dining car with fancy wooden chairs and tables.

Card Shark Warning, Pullman Company
The Pullman Company warns its passengers that "CARD SHARKS can beat any honest player." The humorous broadside depicts a hand holding five aces and shows two common methods of cheating: cupping cards and hiding a card up the sleeve.

Smoking Disclaimer, Pullman Company
A Pullman Company disclaimer to their passengers stating, ". . . not smoking where it will annoy others in parlor cars and open sleeping cars will be appreciated." The cartoonish scene depicts a gentleman smoking and several annoyed passengers.
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