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Around the time of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, railroad publicist Joseph Gladding Pangborn organized the World's Transportation Commission. After the Exposition was finished, he decided to pack up his things and begin gathering information about international transportation systems for American businesses who might be interested in new markets. He took with him the noted railroad engineer and photographer William Henry Jackson. During their time abroad, Jackson took hundreds of photographs and lantern slides of everything from unique landforms to images of the local residents. Visitors to this site can explore that collection, which includes over 500 images arranged both chronologically and geographically. Additionally, they can also view Jackson's career chronology and a selection of works for further reading.
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Date Issued 2004
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Date of Scout Publication 2007-09-14
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