Last week I shared the first few pages of a scrapbook/album of my father's including the first photos that he ever took. His love of photography and trains were very evident in this scrapbook, including his photos and mementos from the 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair which I share with you here.
|"The 3' gauge locomotive of the Cripple Creek|
and Tincup Railroad"
|"The John Bull"|
|"Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe"|
|"An old Pennsylvania R.R. pay car"|
|"The William Mason"|
|Dad the Jail Bird|
|"The DeWitt Clinton"|
|"An old gold mill"|
|"Two old timers at the Railroad Fair"|
Sorry for the lack of commentary, it was all I could do to get scanning done this week. I have Continuing Education credits to earn this week for my certification as a Medical Coder which is keeping me busy but I also wanted to stay on track with my scanning plan.
If you are interested in learning more about the 1948 and 1948 Chicago Railroad Fairs, Wikepedia has an interesting entry here. I learned that this fair may have inspired Disney World!
Be back soon.