Behring claimed to be Pullman’s illegitimate son; this is a brief article about their interactions.
MP3 file of digitized sheet music; Pullman Porter Man was a tune written about Pullman Porters
Framed and matted print of Solon Beman and Nathan Barrett beside Lake Vista c. 1890
Early image showing Forrestville Ave. with commercial buildings on west side and the Arcade Building in the background. Note smoke stack on left…a laundry was once located here.
From Edison films catalog: It is train time. We look down the long platform, crowded with people, and see the famous N.P. Railway Overland Express approaching rapidly. In a moment the engine passes by, slowing down. Then comes one, two, three, four express cars, and behind them seven coaches and Pullmans. Passengers alight, baggage is unloaded, friends greet each other, station men run here and there, the whole scene being one of great interest and activity.
Records from the Pullman House History Project arranged by occupation, 1883–1940.
Three baggage car and chair car interior views. Plan numbers P13175, P13177, and P13179.
Chicago Defender article about tipping, wage theft, and Pullman Porters
Inscription on back: “In 1917, the Pullman Company rebuilt three sleeping cars as traveling laboratories for the American Red Cross. They were used to control epidemics and were named for doctors who made important contributions in the field of communicable diseases: Reed, Metchinkoff, Pasteur. The 1913 model, also a rebuilt Pullman, was operated by the ‘Asociation Mexicana de la Cruz Roja’– the Mexican Red Cross.”
From left to right, Allen Paper Wheelworks, Water Tower, and Corliss Building.