The Pullman Company Exhibit

This is Pullman’s contribution to literature about the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair. It’s dated 1940; the 1939 brochure was much smaller and lacked any photos of the fair itself, no doubt because it was prepared before much of the fair had been built.

Click image to download a 9.9-MB PDF of this 20-page booklet.

Much of the 1940 brochure contrasts pictures of art and architecture at the fair on one page with information about the latest Pullman innovations, such as roomettes and double bedrooms, on the opposite page. It is a somewhat jarring juxtaposition, especially since there is no explanation of what buildings or statues are shown or what they have to do with Pullman service (which is nothing).

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