Vintage Railroad Posters and Advertising

Almost immediately after the final spike was driven into the 1,912-mile First Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869, marketers began producing posters and other advertising materials designed to lure farmers and entrepreneurs living east of the Mississippi River to the Wild West. This sort of marketing effort was hardly unique to the United States. On November 7, 1885, when Canadians celebrated the completion...Continue Reading