This vintage travel poster was printed for the Pennsylvania Railroad and advertised New York City as one of their alluring travel destinations.
The Pennsylvania Railroad was founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the “Pennsy,” the PRR was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The PRR was the largest railroad in the U.S. for the entire first half of the twentieth century, and was an extremely passenger-oriented railroad. Train travel allowed Americans the ability to leave their towns, head into a city, or escape from it as needed. Finally the general public could entertain the notion of vacations via affordable weekend train escapes.
During this boom in train travel, countless posters were created to highlight the historic, cultural, and natural beauty of each destination. Often bright and exciting, these graphic posters would feature landmarks and key tourist spots, emphasizing the myriad of new places to explore. In this poster we are encouraged to travel by train to visit tourist sites in New York City. The skyline is highlighted as the focal point in the composition, and displays the accessibility that rail travel can offer customers.
This poster has been framed according to the highest preservation standards in a custom black frame. In very good condition for age, with no significant tears or obvious wear.
Framed dimensions: 45" H x 29.5" W x 1.75" D