Object Type: Collection
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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.