George M. Pullman (1831-1897)

George Mortimer Pullman was an inventor and industrialist who developed the railroad sleeping car. He began as a cabinetmaker and soon moved to Chicago (1858) where he began converting railroad coaches to accommodate long trips. In 1865 he built the "Pioneer," the first modern sleeping car.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES20018
Photographer:
Thurlow & Smith (Peoria)
Height:
1191px
Width:
710px
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