1904 St. Louis World Fair Showing A Cagney Brothers Miniature Train With Ad On Side For Pocahontas Smokeless Coal

1904 St. Louis World Fair Showing A Cagney Brothers Miniature Train With Ad On Side For Pocahontas Smokeless Coal

This is an image of a Cagney brother miniature train that was used in the 1904 St. Louis World Fair. There is an advertisement on the tender of the train that reads the following:

1st Line: C.C.B. *
2nd line: Pocahontas Smokeless Coal
3rd line: Lead the world*

1* CCB stands for Castner, Curran & Bullitt of Philadelphia that did the ads for Pocahontas Coal
2* Next line is incomplete

Cagney miniature locomotives were a big hit at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, the company constructed twenty (20) 15″ gauge 4-4-0s and four (4) 22″ gauge 4-4-0s which were used as public transportation on the fairgrounds.

I acquired this with a number of celluloid negatives in 2003. There were glass negatives and many celluloid negatives. Before I knew what the photos were about I had sold a number of them which included photos of the first Ferris Wheel. I copied all the images with hope of sending them to someone to process. As they would have cost a fortune to develop they sat until about a year ago when someone taught me how to manipulate paintbrush to invert the colors.

I plan to add some interest images like:

A group of young black laborers in tatered clothes going to work

A St Louis trolley (like the one from movie “Meet Me In St. Louis”)

An image of the levee by Eads Bridge where they load up supplies for the fair on the steamships, one called the QUINCY

Image of the exotic of one of the exhibits with man with large drum bring attention to girls on ledge of ticket window

And too many to describe images around fair

Here is some great information on this type train: http://www.steamlocomotive.info/F122002.cfm

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