New York State Library, NYSL_Broadside_PanAmerican
Advertisement for New York Central Lines offering "Cheapest Excursion" rail service to Buffalo for the 1901 Pan-American Exhibition.
On which type of coaches can these tickets be used?
Which event does the broadside advertise as an attraction in Buffalo?
When does the event end?
What are the restrictions placed on these tickets?
How do you think the existence of the railroad affected this event?
What major historical event occurred in Buffalo in 1901?
Where did railroads exist in 1901? Which towns and vacation areas became more accessible with the creation of railroads in New York? How did railroads affect New Yorkers politically, economically, and socially? How are railroads still used today? Why has the use of railroads changed so dramatically in the last century?
Art: Design a poster advertising the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.
English Language Art: Write an article for a newspaper describing your experiencing riding the train from Boston to Buffalo and the Pan-American Exposition. Be sure to write about both the positive and negative aspects of your trip.
Math: Calculate the total cost of your trip to the Pan-American Exposition using the train rates in the broadside and researching hotel, food, and admission to the exposition. Base your total number of days on the dates listed on the broadside.
Science/Technology: How would a modern-day trip from Boston to Buffalo differ from this one advertised in 1901? Be sure to talk about the timing, cost, and convenience of the types of transportation.