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Merci boxcar delivery
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Governor Pastore at the throttle
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Rhode Island greets the train
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Dignitaries greet the train
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Merci boxcar at the statehouse
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Merci boxcar at the statehouse
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Merci America reception committee banquet
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Merci train gifts
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Merci train gifts display
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Merci train gifts display
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Merci train bridal gown
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Merci train certificate
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Merci boxcar and state house at night
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Title:
Merci America Boxcar photograph album
Date:
1949
Description:
The photograph album includes black and white 8x10 photographs of the “Merci America” boxcar (also known as the Gratitude or Friendship Train) which came to Rhode Island, February 8, 1949.  The photographs show views of  Governor John O. Pastore at the throttle of the boxcar, speeches, the reception and other activities connected with the event.  Includes views of the Rhode Island State House (including Dome), Providence City Hall, and gifts sent by France.
ID:
C#1311
Repository:
State Archives Catalog
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Rights:
"Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns."
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