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'Who Said There Ain't No Santa Claus,” 1925

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"Who Said There Ain't No Santa Claus,” 1925
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority and of Bruce G. Moffat

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Communities
Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The 1920s: Transit in Transition


Chicago Rapid Transit Cartoon
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This cartoon, commenting on public reaction to the Chicago Rapid Transit Company's 1925 decision to run longer trains during rush hour, appeared in The High Line, the company's employee newspaper.
Physical Description
Political cartoon. Captioned: "Who said 'There ain't no Santa Claus'?' " and ""Oh!! Just what I wanted most"/ "The New 8 Car Trains."
Details
Date Made:
1925
Dates Used:
1925 - 1925
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority and Bruce G. Moffat
History
Mass transit ridership was at its highest level in Chicago around the time of this cartoon, so high that the Chicago Rapid Transit Company—a private corporation formed in 1924 by the merger of Chicago's competing “L” lines—was forced to start running longer trains during rush hour on most of the lines.
Related People, Places, and Events
Depicted
Chicago Transit Authority

Place of Use
Chicago, Illinois


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