What Union Station Looked Like in 1963

What a cool old photo of Union Station (here’s another amazing photo). This was taken by Thomas O’Halloran on August 14, 1963.

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Passengers seated in long benches in the waiting room of Union Station, Washington, D.C.
Passengers seated in long benches in the waiting room of Union Station, Washington, D.C.

For some historical context, on August 8th, the Great Train Robbery took place in England and on August 18th, James Meredith became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Mississippi. Oh, and there was a really big march on at the Lincoln Memorial later that month. We wrote a few posts about it that you should check out.

Source: Library of Congress

Here are a few more photos taken by different photographers that same day. These are great.

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Passengers including nuns walking near trains, Union Station, Washington, D.C.
Passengers including nuns walking near trains, Union Station, Washington, D.C.
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Passengers and train employees walking near trains, Union Station, Washington, D.C.
Passengers and train employees walking near trains, Union Station, Washington, D.C.
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Passengers and train employees walking near trains, Union Station, Washington, D.C.
Passengers and train employees walking near trains, Union Station, Washington, D.C.

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  • Travelers certainly dressed a lot better back then, didn’t they?

    • No kidding! People wear sweatpants on the train now.

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