This rich design was part of a group of posters commissioned by the Santa Fe Railway to promote travel to the west. The Santa Fe Railway was founded in 1859. The company helped settle the mid-west in the later part of the 19th Century by selling real estate and farm land sanctioned by Congress. They became the second transcontinental railway to exist and expanded further with north-south routes in California. Santa Fe had a robust freight business and expanded its transportation reach with a bussing system. The company was featured in a 1945 song, "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" sung by Judy Garland for the film “The Harvey Girls.” In 1996, the railway merged with the Burlington Northern Railway to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.
In this night scene we view the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco . The perspective of the image conveys a sense of a railway and effectively conveys some of the beauty of the area. Regrettably, we do not know the name of the artist for this poster.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is printed on heavy weight paper and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.