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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Mr. Rover and the Train Shed

Mr. Rover and the Train Shed


The postcard of Mr. Rover, wearing an engineer's cap and standing larger-than-life over the Union Station Train Shed, is one of a series of popular postcards depicting various buildings and locations in downtown Grand Rapids. Five steam locamotives are shown leaving the shed, one traveling between Mr. Rover's legs.


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TitleMr. Rover and the Train Shed

The G-2 in the upper left corner indicates that this is the second postcard in a series of twenty-eight cards. They are highly prized by postcard collectors who try to obtain the full series.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids MI
CollectionThomas R. Dilley

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