THE ATTIC

PARMELEE TRANSFER CO. PASSES (PART ONE) 1880-1899
Franklin Parmelee 1816-1904
Edward, Ebenezer, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John

These are the earliest passes for The Parmelee Co., an omnibus line that ferried passengers and their belongings from one train terminal to another in Chicago for many years. The company's founder was Franklin Parmelee. The company recently celebrated its centennial as Continental Airport Express.
... Part Two: 1900-1930

 

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Part Two: 1900-1950