In our last post, July 16th, we introduced you to travel posters on postcards. For those of you who missed that post, we are repeating our explanation before showing you ten more posters on postcards.
One of the most desirable things to add to a collection of train and/or railroad memorabilia is a vintage travel poster published by one of the major railroad companies back in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. The posters, which are rare and hard to find in good condition today, were designed to draw attention to travel by rail. The art on many of the posters is very appealing. Someone came up with the idea of going to the Library of Congress, where hundreds of these posters are preserved, scan a few and put the images on postcards. While the original prints are usually about 30" x 40" and may be valued in the thousands of dollars, the postcards are like a thumbnail view at an affordable price. We added several of the postcards to our collection and thought you might enjoy seeing a few. If you have an original in your collection we would like to know about it.
[Note: The back of the cards are all the same with the exception of the poster description and location in the Library of Congress, which we are showing you below each poster.]
|Life-Line of the Nation ... American Railroads|
Adolph Treidler, 1942
|New Mexico and|
Land of History and Mystery
Travel by Train
Maurice Logan, c. 1955
|Visit the Pacific Northwest Wonderland|
Travel by Train
J. F. Butler, c. 1915
|The New Shasta Daylight|
|Highlands of the Hudson|
Leslie Darrell Ragan
|Giant Conquerors of Space and Time|
Grif Teller, c. 1931
**One of our Favorites**
|Lewis and Clark|
Hilton, c. 1925
North Coast Limited
Brown & Bigelow, c. 1925
Our first post on the Rail America Posters is here. Among the various posters, did you have a favorite?
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