In the first half of the 20th century, railroad travel promotion became a high art form, with specially commissioned illustrations and artwork. Colorful posters were used to entice travelers to choose a particular railroad, route, or vacation destination. Around the world, long-haul lines and urban metro companies alike used poster advertising in their stations and around the cities. Today, these posters are valued for their diverse and vibrant themes and appearance.


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