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Travel by Train RR Posters
Mike Zega & John Gruber
Indiana U Press
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2004-09-30 11:06:17
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An illustrated history of the American railroad poster from 1870 to 1950, the era of the rails' ascendancy. "Between 1870 and 1950, America's railroads produced a body of poster work significant both for the artists involved and for the range of images created. The railroads used this visual medium from their founding, first in the form of broadsides, dominated by text and intended to convey practical information, and then, during the 1890s, as vivid lithographed display posters. For the next 50 years, American railroads commissioned posters designed to spur the popular imagination and thereby encourage travel. Images of compelling intensity included Maurice Logan's icons of the 1920s overland limiteds passing in the West; Adolph Treidler's wonder cities; Santa Fe's Native Americans; and Leslie Ragan's and Sascha Maurer's machine-age steamliners. Cloth w/ dust jacket, 156 pages, index, 55 b&w and 110 color photos, oversize 11 x 11 1/4.