Dec 16, 2008

Obama not the first Pres.-elect to take train through Baltimore

(Sun) - Barack Obama has never been one to shy away from Lincoln symbolism in his presidential run (for example, making his campaign announcement on the steps of the old state house in Springfield, where the 16th president served). Like Lincoln, Obama plans to arrive in Washington by train. (Lincoln rode the rails all the way from Illinois; Obama's just picking up a train out of Philly.) But he's looking for a somewhat more triumphant stop in Baltimore than Lincoln got in 1861. Continued

Photo: Passage through Baltimore, Adalbert Volck (Library of Congress)