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Photograph of post card of wrecked train near Beitner, Michigan

Date: August 20, 1919

 

Object number: A.2009-45

 

Medium: Postcard stock; photo-emulsion

 

Description: Wreckage of a passenger and freight train that collided head-on on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Beitner, Michigan on August 20, 1919. Among those killed in the wreck were Railway Post Office clerk Frank Cushman and five railroad employees. Three railroad employees and 34 passengers were injured in the wreck that occurred after the freight train crew proceeded on the line instead of transferring onto another line near Beitner. National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection Photographer: Unknown

 

Place: Michigan

     United States of America

 

See more items in: National Postal Museum Collection

 

Credit line: National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

 

Photographer: Unknown

 

Persistent URL:http://www.arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=207609

 

Repository:National Postal Museum

 

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