The Death of George Mortimer Pullman – 19 October 1897

Posted on October 18th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

George Mortimer Pullman, the ‘Palace Car King’, died in Chicago on 19 October 1897 – he was 66.

We’re always interested in stories about people who have things named after them, so here is a contemporary newspaper obituary that celebrates the life and achievements of George Pullman, and also a splendid illustration from 1879 of the palatial interior of a Pullman dining car on the Great Northern Railway.

historical newspaper report about George Mortimer Pullman

Lincolnshire Echo – Wednesday 20 October 1897

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000332/18971020/040/0004

historical newspaper report about George Mortimer Pullman

The Graphic – Saturday 01 November 1879

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18791101/028/0016

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