By: Unspecified Artist
Date: 1940s (circa) Chicago
Dimensions: 22 x 16 inches (56 x 40.5 cm)
This is a vivid example of a mid-century vintage poster titled "Land of Pueblos," made to promote tourism throughout American Southwest for the Santa Fe Railway. The scene features a group of Native American women, three of them crouching and one standing with a large drum that was typically used in ceremonial dances strapped over her shoulder. An adobe style village and billowing clouds rise in the background with other figures going about their day.
The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) was founded in 1859 at the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. The railway was largely responsible for "settling the west" by establishing a number of real estate offices to sell farmland through land grants awarded to them by congress. This further generated demand for railway service extension and frequency of travel. Eventually, the company offered a bus line service to help passengers reach unique and remote destinations not unsuitable for a major railroad. At one time, the ATSF operated a tugboat fleet, ferryboats in San Francisco, and a short-lived airline known as the Santa Fe Skyway. In 1996 the railway merged with its northern counterpart the Burlington Northern to become the BNSF Railway we know today.
Condition: This poster is in A+ condition, with lavish color on clean paper. The poster has been linen-backed for preservation and presentation purposes.
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