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Section 32 - Advertising Exhibits

1-Milwaukee Fair Exhibit (Wisconsin State Fair). 3 car train with Car #736 and Car #415 - 1927 (NSL Photo)

2-Group of people standing under indoor NSL exhibit sign at the Wisconsin State Fair - 1928 (NSL Photo)

3-Milwaukee Fair (Wisconsin State Fair) indoor exhibit - 1927 (NSL Photo)

4-NB train unloading at Northfield, crowd on platform, Marigold bus on South side of station - No Date (NSL Photo)

5-Window display of posters at Brentanos book store - 05/24/1927 (NSL Photo)

6-NSL billboard on State-Lake 'L' station - 05/1931 (NSL Photo)

7-AERA exhibit with model railroad, speed trophy, and map of Chicagoland Area - No Date (NSL Photo)

8-Window display with mockup of Obs Car (Interstate Limited) - No Date (NSL Photo)

9-Wisc State Fair display with model trains (No Catenary) - No Date (NSL Photo)

10-Photo of exhibits for Highway Traffic Safety, Milan Italy - 04/1931 (NSL Photo)

11-Unknown display of Polynesians - No Date (NSL Photo)

12-North Shore parade float in Racine - 1929 (NSL Photo)

14-Display at Outing and Recreation Bureau, showing speed trophy, other trophies, models, display signs - 07/24/1930 (NSL Photo)

15-Car #732 in State Fair consist, with sign "Modern Twentieth Century Transportation" - No Date (NSL Photo)

16-Exhibit in gym with model layout and display board. Possibly the same exhibit as photo #40 in this section, from a different angle - No Date (NSL Photo)

17-Front window at Adams and Wabash, with Christmas displays - No Date (NSL Photo)

18-Window display at Outing and Recreation Bureau with Rapid Transit map. Also, NSL trophy for Canoe Regatta on Root River Racine on Sun, July 31, 1927 - No Date (NSL Photo)

19-Builders Market Display (curved stucco building) with map; NSL, rapid transit, and CA&E displays - No Date (NSL Photo)

20-Large aerial drawing, Winnetka and Hubbard Woods Chamber of Commerce - 10/10/1925 (NSL Photo)

21-House model, identified as Wilmette Chamber of Commerce - 10/10/1925 (NSL Photo)

23-NSL display in window at Utility Securities Company. "NSL Stockholders get Dividends every three months" - No Date (NSL Photo)

24-North Shore exhibit booth indoors, with white fence around booth - No Date (NSL Photo)

25-Corner window display with speed trophy, various models, signs, etc. - No Date (NSL Photo)

26-Window display with poster art at The Wisconsin News. On display from Feb 02 to Feb 10 1926, Milwaukee. - 02/02/1926 (NSL Photo)

27-A.E.R.A. Educational exhibit on First Aid Training. Poster with assorted photos - No Date (NSL Photo)

28-Similar to photo #24 from a different angle. Exhibit booth with white fence - No Date (NSL Photo)

29-Window display with speed trophy, ad material, models on display - No Date (NSL Photo)

30-Display at State Fair - No Date (NSL Photo)

31-Room with empty chairs and models on runway, possibly some sort of fashion show?? - No Date (NSL Photo)

32-Similar to photos #23 & #28, but taken from a different angle. Exhibit booth with white fence - No Date (NSL Photo)

33-Cars on display at State Fair, with stage coach "In Ye Olden Days, stage coach from 1849" - No Date (NSL Photo)

34-Dining Car #415 in display train with sign on roof - 08/31/1927 (NSL Photo)

35-Car #732 in State Fair consist, with sign "Modern Twentieth Century Transportation" - No Date (NSL Photo)

36-Poster display for A.E.R.A Educational Exhibit, on Public Speaking - No Date (NSL Photo)

37-Poster display for A.E.R.A Educational Exhibit, on Cooperating Educational Institutions - No Date (NSL Photo)

38-Poster display for A.E.R.A Educational Exhibit, on Foremanship Training - No Date (NSL Photo)

39-Poster display for A.E.R.A Educational Exhibit, on Public Contact Training - No Date (NSL Photo)

40-Three 8x10 photos together, University of Illinois Exhibit for School of Commerce, May 04 through May 09, 1925 - 05/04/1925 (NSL Photo)

41-Photo of model railroad at Outing and Recreation Bureau, from the inside of display window - No Date (NSL Photo)

42-Close in photo of poster window display at Brentanos - No Date (NSL Photo)

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