A model train set on view at
the USIS Cultural Center.

Kabul, 1964

A toy train at the U.S. Pavilion in 1956 had been extremely popular among Jeshyn fair-goers. Eight years later, the USIS Cultural Center in Kabul dedicated one of its four street-level windows to another train display. This model, replete with tiny cows and overhead power lines, surely lived on in the imaginations of the
Afghan children who saw it.

Courtesy of the National Archives Still Picture Unit. 306-PSD-64-2051.


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