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Presidential campaign, 1948

Senator Barkley, President Truman, and Margaret Truman Appear on Campaign Train

President Harry S. Truman waves as he shakes the hand of Vice Presidential nominee Alben Barkley from the rear platform of the presidential campaign train. Margaret Truman also appears on the the platform. The president promised Senator Barkley that he would "fight like hell" to get elected, as they embark from Union Station in Washington, DC, on a 19-state election tour. From: Chicago Sun-Times. 

President Truman Holds Frances Friedel During Whistlestop in Minnesota

President Harry S. Truman holds six year old Frances Friedel on the rear platform of his train during his whistlestop tour through Waseca, Minnesota, during the presidential campaign. Frances was aboard the train to present corsages to the First Lady and Margaret. Donor: New York Herald Tribune. Photograph was touched up by newspaper for publication.