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The Freedom Train Collection of George Barker

 

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George Barker has been collecting everything related to the 1947-1949 Freedom Train since he saw the train as a child. Undoubtedly he has the world's largest collection of Freedom Train memorabilia.

 
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This rare color photo of the train was signed to George by his friend Carroll Long, the Pullman Conductor on the Freedom Train.

Image: George Barker 2013

 
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George framed this matching set of a Kellogg's cereal ad promoting a cardboard cutout of the Freedom Train on the bottom of multipacks of cereal (top) and the actual cutout (bottom).

Image: George Barker 2013

 
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Rare Freedom Train pennants are a big part of the collection.

Image: George Barker 2013

 
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More pennants.

Image: George Barker 2013

 
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Buttons with different fobs hanging from them were a big seller at Freedom train display sites. The variety of buttons and fobs seems to know no end.

Image: George Barker 2013

 
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More buttons and pennants.

Image: George Barker 2013

 
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George designed and printed this custom pennant.

Image: Todd Schannuth collection

 
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More Pennants.

Image: courtesy of Sherry McCullough ~2007

 
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George was friends with Chester Mack, the designer of the Freedom train's paint scheme. George and Chester collaborated on this image which Geroge turned into a t-shirt design. This was Chester's last bit of Freedom Train artwork before his passing.

Image: George Barker 2013

 
 
Freedom Train T-Shirt by George Barker
George produced this T-shirt as a tribute to the train's 50th anniversary. It was designed by Freedom Train designer Chester Mack.
 
 
Freedom Train T-Shirt by George Barker
George produced this T-shirt as a tribute to the US Marines who guarded the train.
 
  Freedom Train T-Shirt by George Barker
Clse-up of the design..
 
  Freedom Train T-Shirt by George Barker
This T-shirt was an original Geroge Barker design.
 
  Freedom Train T-Shirt by George Barker
Clse-up of the design..
 
  Freedom Train T-Shirt by George Barker
This Freedom Train T-shirt with a Native American motif was an original Geroge Barker design.
 
  Freedom Train T-Shirt by George Barker
Clse-up of the design..
 
  Freedom Train T-Shirt by George Barker

Barker produced this T-shirt as a tribute to the train's 60th anniversary.

 
 
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