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President Roosevelt speaking from train. Bismarck, North Dakota
U.S. President Trains Photographs. U.S. had the long tradition of building and using private coach railroad cars adjusted for or specifically designed for the president of the United States.
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE RETURNS FROM WARM SPRINGS. WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 10. LOOKING THE PICTURE OF HEALTH, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TODAY RETURNED FROM A SPRING VACATION AT WARM SPRINGS. BESIDES SECRETARY OF COMMERCE HARRY HOPKINS WHO ACCOMPANIED THE PRESIDENT ON THE TRIP FROM HIS GEORGIA RETREAT, OTHERS AT UNION STATION WERE SECRETARY OF STATE CORDELL HULL AND SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY HENRY MORGENTHAU. LITTLE DIANA HOPKINS, DAUGHTER OF THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, IS ALSO IN THE PICTURE
Special Train

Special Train

Local Accession Number: 271..Description: Rear view of the platform car of Wilson's special train. ..Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 8x10..Medium: Print, Black and White..Date: 1919

Special Train

Special Train

Local Accession Number: 271..Description: Rear view of the platform car of Wilson's special train. ..Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 8x10..Medium: Print, Black and White..Date: 1919

1) The President's funeral car, on a steam lighter, approaching New York from Jersey City; 2) View of the funeral car containing the remains of President Lincoln; 3) Interior of the President's funeral car with the coffin and guard of honor

1) The President's funeral car, on a steam lighter, approaching New Yo...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 20, no. 502 (1865 May 13), p. 116.

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

Local Accession Number: 969..Description: President Woodrow Wilson with Charles M. Schwab. Schwab's autograph is in the lower right hand corner of the photograph...Photographer: Carl. T. Thoner..Source: Unknown... More

President Wilson on Speaking Tour

President Wilson on Speaking Tour

Local Accession Number: CTG 00032..Description: President Wilson speaking to a gentleman, with Dr. Grayson looking on...Photographer: Underwood and Underwood ..Source: Cary T. Grayson Collection..Size: 6x8..Med... More

President Wilson on Speaking Tour

President Wilson on Speaking Tour

Local Accession Number: CTG 00032A..Description: President Wilson speaking to a child, with Dr. Grayson looking on...Photographer: Underwood and Underwood ..Source: Cary T. Grayson Collection..Size: 6x8..Medium... More

Engine W. H. Whiton, and President's car, Alexandria, January,1865

Engine W. H. Whiton, and President's car, Alexandria, January,1865

Photograph shows a United States Military Railroad locomotive, W.H. Whiton, and the president's rail car, later used as Lincoln's funeral car. Title from item. Published in: Russell's Civil War photographs : 11... More

Wilson's First Term Campaign

Wilson's First Term Campaign

Local Accession Number: 2207..Description: President Wilson on the campaign trail...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 8.5x11..Medium: Print, Black and White..Date: 1912?

President Wilson Greets a Woman on Speaking Tour

President Wilson Greets a Woman on Speaking Tour

Local Accession Number: CTG 00033D..Description: President Wilson speaking to a woman while on his cross-country speaking tour...Photographer: Harris and Ewing..Source: Cary T. Grayson Collection..Size: 3x4..Me... More

President's car, Alexandria

President's car, Alexandria

Photograph shows the president's rail car at the Alexandria station. Photograph probably taken in Jan. The car was later used as Lincoln's funeral car.

Special Train

Special Train

Local Accession Number: 273..Description: Rear side view of the platform car of Wilson's special train. ..Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 8x10..Medium: Print, Black and White..Date: 1919

Presidential train [of Grover Cleveland, with pullman waiters posed at back of train]

Presidential train [of Grover Cleveland, with pullman waiters posed at...

Photoprint copyrighted by C.M. Bell. No. 1. LC-USZ62-19406 is close variant. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Negroes Occupations; R.R. Pullman; Pres.; Ph. Ind.

The New administration--visitors paying their respects to President Harrison at the White House. The presidential train "held up" at Harrisburg by a little son of Gov. Beaver, who takes a photograph of Gen. Harrison and family. Close of the ice-harvest--scenes on an ice-farm near Athens, on the Hudson River / from a sketch by Joseph Becker.

The New administration--visitors paying their respects to President Ha...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1889 March 16, p. 96.

The presidential party and train, between Decatur and Tuscumbia, Ala.

The presidential party and train, between Decatur and Tuscumbia, Ala.

President McKinley with others at back of train. H5301 U.S. Copyright Office.

The engine which carried the Nation's Pilot - President McKinley's Train leaving Oakland, Calif.

The engine which carried the Nation's Pilot - President McKinley's Tra...

Decorated engine. H6117 U.S. Copyright Office Stereo copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. Index; Pres. I.; Shelf.

President Roosevelt and Governor McMillin reviewing troops, on the site of a desperate charge, Chickamauga battlefield, Tenn.

President Roosevelt and Governor McMillin reviewing troops, on the sit...

Stereograph showing Roosevelt, Governor Benton McMillin, and others standing on a stone platform. U.S. Secret Service agents Frank Tyree (far left in light colored hat, facing the crowd) and Richard "Dick Taylo... More

President Roosevelt at Abilene, Kansas - looking from the stand toward the train

President Roosevelt at Abilene, Kansas - looking from the stand toward...

H33562 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

"A man who is worth his salt will work" - President Roosevelt at Dunsmuir, Cal.

"A man who is worth his salt will work" - President Roosevelt at Dunsm...

Stereograph showing Theodore Roosevelt speaking to crowd from the back of train car. H33575 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

President Roosevelt's special train at Cinnabar, Montana

President Roosevelt's special train at Cinnabar, Montana

H31862 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Cppyright by Underwood & Underwood.

President Roosevelt's western tour - stop at Winona, Minn.

President Roosevelt's western tour - stop at Winona, Minn.

H33966 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

President  Roosevelt's western tour - a stop in Crawford, Nebraska

President Roosevelt's western tour - a stop in Crawford, Nebraska

H33963 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by R. Y. Young. Title from item.

President Roosevelt's splendid reception at Abilene, Kansas - returning to his train

President Roosevelt's splendid reception at Abilene, Kansas - returnin...

H31881 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

President Roosevelt's western tour - an audience of school children, Salina, Kansas

President Roosevelt's western tour - an audience of school children, S...

H33964 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by R. Y. Young.

A bouquet for President Roosevelt from a wee daughter of California at Mojave

A bouquet for President Roosevelt from a wee daughter of California at...

H33586 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

Temple, Texas, the town which "commanded' the President's train to stop - greeting Pres. Roosevelt

Temple, Texas, the town which "commanded' the President's train to sto...

H62594 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

President Roosevelt speaking from his train at North Platte, Neb., U.S.A., April 1905

President Roosevelt speaking from his train at North Platte, Neb., U.S...

H64809 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. No. 13256.

Pres. Roosevelt addressing a typical Western crowd from the rear of his private car, Presidential Tour, 1905
Temple, Texas, the town which "commanded" the President's train to stop - greeting President Roosevelt

Temple, Texas, the town which "commanded" the President's train to sto...

Stereograph showing children and adults running down and around railroad tracks, some waving. H59489 Copyright Office. Title from item.

When President Theodore Roosevelt visited Panama Canal in 1906

When President Theodore Roosevelt visited Panama Canal in 1906

Photograph showing President Theodore Roosevelt and his wife Edith, both dressed in white, seated on a flag draped railroad tram; others accompany the Roosevelts on their tour of the Panama Canal Zone. Wide Wor... More

[President Theodore Roosevelt speaking to a crowd from the back of a railroad car]
Taft trip Fergus Falls Minn.
Taft and train crew
Victor Rosewater, Senator Burkett, [on Taft train]
Boutelle at Janesville - Taft trip
Taft on campaign train in West
Taft speaking from train
[William Howard Taft, standing on back of railroad car and looking out at crowd, probably during campaign tour]

[William Howard Taft, standing on back of railroad car and looking out...

H116751 U.S. Copyright Office. Underwood & Underwood photo. No. U-114989.

Taft trip,  Ada, Minn. [Minnesota]
Taft on campaign train in West
Taft trip at Barnsville, Minn. [Minnesota]
[William Howard Taft, standing on back of railroad car and shaking hands, during campaign tour]

[William Howard Taft, standing on back of railroad car and shaking han...

H116750 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood. No. U-114986.

[William H. Taft, full-length, standing on back of train, surrounded by crowd, during campaign tour]
[William Howard Taft and Senator Gamble on back of train, in front of crowd]

[William Howard Taft and Senator Gamble on back of train, in front of ...

No. 477-18. Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Antwerp, Belgium. T. Roosevelt talking with woman on car step

Antwerp, Belgium. T. Roosevelt talking with woman on car step

Photograph shows Theodore Roosevelt talking with a woman from a train car. Title from item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Roosevelt at Eugene, Or., April 5, 1911

Roosevelt at Eugene, Or., April 5, 1911

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, with others, standing on back of railroad car, speaking to crowd. Title from item. No. 2. M. S. photo.

Roosevelt at Eugene, Or., April 5, 1911

Roosevelt at Eugene, Or., April 5, 1911

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, with others, standing on back of railroad car, speaking to crowd.

Wilson and King Albert in Adinkerke, Belgium

Wilson and King Albert in Adinkerke, Belgium

Local Accession Number: 1801..Description: President Wilson and King Albert walk alongside the train in Adinkerke...Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Unknown..Size: 7x9..Medium: Print, Sepia..Date: 06-18-1919

T. R. Roosevelt on special train. London, England
[President Woodrow Wilson speaking to a crowd from the back of a train, January, 1916]

[President Woodrow Wilson speaking to a crowd from the back of a train...

Copyright by International News Photos, Inc. On verso: Pres. Wilson photographed during his tour about the country in the interest of his preparedness propaganda while speaking from the rear of his special trai... More

BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILWAY. CABINET OFFICERS INSPECTING SAFTEY FIRST TRAIN: REDFIELD; GREGORY; LANSING; DANIELS; LANE; DANIEL WILLARD, PRESIDENT, B & O; W.D. WILSON; BAKER
[President Calvin Coolidge, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, with wife and son, on back of railroad train]
President's train in Alaska--Work, Hoover, Wallace, Steese, Bone, Mrs. Jennings, President Harding, Gillette, and Mrs. Harding

President's train in Alaska--Work, Hoover, Wallace, Steese, Bone, Mrs....

Nine people on back of train. J264118 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 18549.

[President and Mrs. Harding on back of train]
[President Coolidge and family on back of train]
President Coolidge & party return from Swampscott, 9/10/25
President Coolidge & party return from Swampscott, [9/10/25]
The presidential train at Girdwood, Alaska

The presidential train at Girdwood, Alaska

Rear view of President Harding's train. J281028 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 21093.

[Herbert Hoover and Lou Hoover on back of train]
[Herbert Hoover and Lou Hoover with group on back of train]
[Lou and Herbert Hoover on back of train, Chesapeake and Ohio Lines]
[Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Herbert and Lou Hoover on train caboose]
[Group on back of train; includes John Nance Garner, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt]
THE CHIEF IS BACK. A LARGE PORTION OF HIS OWN AND OFFICIAL FAMILY GREETED PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AS HIS TRAIN REACHED UNION STATION TODAY. FROM THE LEFT: VICE PRESIDENT GARNER, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, MRS. ROOSEVELT, SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE WALLACE, ATTORNEY GENERAL CUMMINGS, AND SECRETARY OF STATE HULL
[PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ON TRAIN LEAVING FOR VACATION IN FLORIDA]
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ON TRAIN LEAVING FOR VACATION IN FLORIDA
President Franklin D. Roosevelt with James aboard Rear of Train, Presidential Special of the Atlantic Coast Line
ROOSEVELT RETURNS. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT RETURNS FROM HIS SHORT TRIP TO HYDE PARK APPARENTLY AS FIT AS A FIDDLE AND READY FOR ANY SORT OF BATTLE WITH THE SENATE THAT IS NECESSARY TO BREAK THE DEAD-LOCK ON THIS RELIEF PROGRAM
MADAM FRANCES PERKINS, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, MRS. ROOSEVELT LEAVING FOR WARM SPRINGS, GA
WELCOME HOME: PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WITH HIS SON JOHN AND MRS. ROOSEVELT PHOTOGRAPHED WITH SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY HENRY MORGANTHAU, SECRETARY OF COMMERCE ROPER, AND SECRETARY OF STATE CORDELL HULL, WHO WELCOMED THE PRESIDENT AS HE RETURNED FROM HIS VACATION WHICH TOOK HIM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES AND CENTRAL AMERICA
President Roosevelt speaking from train. Bismarck, North Dakota

President Roosevelt speaking from train. Bismarck, North Dakota

Photo shows U.S. Secret Service agent William "Bill" Simmons, bottom left (Source: Secret Service archivist, 2012)

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT LEAVES FOR STUMPING TOUR. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT LEFT WASHINGTON TODAY FOR A NINE-DAY STUMPING TOUR WHICH WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 5,000 MILES THROUGH TEN STATES IN A LAST-MINUTE DRIVE FOR REELECTION. NINE OF THE STATES HE WILL VISIT ARE REGARDED IN THE 'DOUBTFUL' COLUMN. IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, L TO R: SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE WALLACE; SEC. OF COMMERCE ROPER; MRS. JAMES ROOSEVELT; PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND MRS. ROOSEVELT
President departs on transcontinental trip. Washington, D.C., July 7. President Roosevelt was in a happy mood tonight as he boarded his special train for a transcontinental trip which will be climaxed by a review of the fleet and a fishing expedition in Pacific waters. Combining business with pleasure, the chief executive will make several speeches enroute urging support of new deal candidates in the coming all congressional elections. Left to right : Senator Joseph Guffey of Pennsylvania; Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Attorney General Homer S. Cummings, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, President Roosevelt and Mrs. Homer S. Cummings, 7/7/38
President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford Wave from the Rear of the Train in Durand, Michigan during Their Primary Campaign Whistle-Stop Tour of Michigan
Gen. Grant's train, Royal Gorge. - Sterescope Card, Colorado
BREAKFAST [ON FUNERAL TRAIN OF PRESIDENT McKINLEY?] [held by] PULLMAN DINING CAR SERVICE [at] [EN ROUTE TO CANTON?] (RR;)
Inspecting Culebra Cut

Inspecting Culebra Cut

Theodore Roosevelt, standing, facing front, with wife and others, most dressed in white, on back of train, at Culebra or Gaillard Cut, Panama canal. H85711 U.S. Copyright Office Title taken from item. Copyright... More

The splendid engine drawing President  Roosevelt's special train, Fairmont, Nebraska

The splendid engine drawing President Roosevelt's special train, Fair...

H31856 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

President  Roosevelt's western tour - one of his audiences, Lincoln, Nebraska

President Roosevelt's western tour - one of his audiences, Lincoln, N...

H33967 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by R. Y. Young. Title from item.

Democracy of Americanism - an American President (Roosevelt) greeting an American workingman - Tennessee

Democracy of Americanism - an American President (Roosevelt) greeting ...

Stereograph showing Roosevelt shaking a man's hand from a train. H23908 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. On recto: Copyright 1902 by Underwood & Underwood.

Away from the cares of state - President Roosevelt ready to enter Yellowstone Park

Away from the cares of state - President Roosevelt ready to enter Yell...

Photograph showing Roosevelt and Yellowstone's superintendent, Major John Pitcher, on horseback, with railroad cars in background.

From President Roosevelt's special train - looking over the cheering crowds at Mount Vernon, Illinois

From President Roosevelt's special train - looking over the cheering c...

H59475 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

President Roosevelt passing through the Canal Zone / photo by Fishbaugh, Empire, C.Z.

President Roosevelt passing through the Canal Zone / photo by Fishbaug...

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt and others on the back of a train car in the Panama Canal Zone. Title from item.

Roosevelt making one of his characteristic ten minute speeches at North Platte, Neb.

Roosevelt making one of his characteristic ten minute speeches at Nort...

H63056 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by H.C. White Co. No. 9945.

The Roosevelt Special at Baldwin, Kas., Aug. 31, 1910

The Roosevelt Special at Baldwin, Kas., Aug. 31, 1910

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt speaking to crowd gathered at the rear of a railroad car. J14579 U.S. Copyright Office Title taken from item. On recto: © A. Bridwell, 1910.

President Roosevelt on a Santa Fe engine, before reaching Redlands, Cal.

President Roosevelt on a Santa Fe engine, before reaching Redlands, Ca...

H33576 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 9943. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

The flower covered engine drawing President Roosevelt's special train, Santa Cruz, Cal.

The flower covered engine drawing President Roosevelt's special train,...

H33581 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

[Theodore Roosevelt with others standing on back of train, facing crowd. Eugene, Ore. April 5, 1911]

[Theodore Roosevelt with others standing on back of train, facing crow...

J154824 U.S. Copyright Office Title devised by Library staff. No. 1.

President Roosevelt speaking from his train at Colorado Springs, Col.
President Roosevelt speaking from his train at Colorado Springs, Col.
Cowboys following the train and cheering President Roosevelt, Hugo, Colorado

Cowboys following the train and cheering President Roosevelt, Hugo, Co...

H31844 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 1. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

One of the hundreds of brief stops on President  Roosevelt's long western trip, Woonsocket, S.D.

One of the hundreds of brief stops on President Roosevelt's long west...

H33567 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

The Godspeed of an American crowd to an American president, - President's special leaving Colorado Springs, Col.

The Godspeed of an American crowd to an American president, - Presiden...

Photograph showing crowd at railway station watching President Theodore Roosevelt's train depart; street lamp hangs from wire overhead. H62631 U.S. Copyright Office Title from item. No. 9944. Copyright 1905 by... More

Roosevelt making one of his characteristic ten minute speeches

Roosevelt making one of his characteristic ten minute speeches

H62635 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. No. 15-C.

Pres. Roosevelt urging preparation for statehood--speaking at Durant, Indian Territory
[Engine "Nashville" of the Lincoln funeral train]

[Engine "Nashville" of the Lincoln funeral train]

Photo shows a Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati Railroad engine, with a portrait of Abraham Lincoln mounted on the front. The engine was one of several used to carry Lincoln's body from Washington, D.C., to Spri... More

[President Abraham Lincoln's railroad funeral car] / S.M. Fassett, photographer, Chicago.

[President Abraham Lincoln's railroad funeral car] / S.M. Fassett, pho...

Title devised by Library staff. Exhibited: "With Malice Toward None : The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2009.

Ready to haul the President's train, - Union Pacific Engine at North Platte, Neb.

Ready to haul the President's train, - Union Pacific Engine at North P...

H62633 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by H.C. White Co. No. 9947.

The President and the working man--Pres. Roosevelt greeting a train man at Texline, Texas
President Roosevelt's western tour - the presidential train in the Rockies

President Roosevelt's western tour - the presidential train in the Roc...

H33975 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by R. Y. Young.

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