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  2. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (3)

The Baltimore & Ohio Keeps Step with the Nation's Progress

Creator:
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1930-1940
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 24 1/8 in x 18 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2536
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This poster features historic figures associated with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The title is in the center within a triple line border with 13 numbered images with captions scattered over the poster. Beginning in the viewer's upper left corner image number 1 shows George Washington who surveryed part of the old National Pike which was the course the first railroad followed. Other presidents and people important in the history of the Baltimore & Ohio are mentioned, such as Abraham Lincoln taking the Baltimore & Ohio on the last leg of his journey from Springfield, Illinois, to Washington, D. C., for his presidential inauguration in 1861 (number 7). Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum