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"The Spirit of Transportation" was taken by Chicago photographer King Daniel Ganaway in February, 1918. It first appeared in the Chicago Defender in 1921 and won the Wanamaker department store national photo contest the same year, beating out photos from legendary photographers Edward Weston, Man Ray and Paul Strand.

1921

The Spirit of Transportation, a photo of the Century Limited by early noted African-American Chicago photographer, King Daniel Ganaway, Chicago Chicago Tribune Archives

RED CARPET TREATMENT STARTED WITH THE 20TH CENTURY LIMITED –TRAIN OF TYCOONS AND STARS THAT RAN NIGHTLY BETWEEN NEW YORK AND CHICAGO

New York Central's Century Limited a year before the train was retired. My grandma took us from Chicago to NYC to get on a ship for the Bahamas.quite a trip from little Mattoon, Illinois!

New York Central E7A 4022 leading the 20th Century Limited  Chicago  April 21, 1965  Photos by Marty Bernard

New York Central 4022 leading the Century Limited Chicago April 1965 Photos by Marty Bernard

20th Century Limited departing for Chicago

Century Limited departing for Chicago

Popular Science Monthly Jan 1923

Popular Science - January 1923 - the website has some wonderful steampunk-like…

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