Travel and Railway Poster Collection

Dates: 1910-1941
Size: 113 posters
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: c00112
Provenance: Chicago Public Library and various donors
Access: No restrictions.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is, Travel and Railway Poster Collection, [Accession #] Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Michelle McCoy, 2019

Abstract

The collection contains 20th century posters from Chicago, North America and international destinations. The chromolithographic posters employ graphic design and illustration to advertise tours, travel agents, and transportation to destinations by railroad as well as ship and bus lines.

Arrangement

The posters are arranged into two series based on geographic location:
Series 1: Chicago, Illinois and North America
Series 2: International

Subject Terms

  • Canadian Pacific Steamships, Ltd.
  • Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
  • Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
  • Cie. Gle. Transatlantique. French line
  • Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée
  • Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans
  • Cooper, Austin, 1890-1964
  • Cunard Line, Ltd.
  • Elmes, Willard Frederic, 1900-1956
  • Hanson, O.R. (Oscar Rabe)
  • Italy. Direzione generale delle ferrovie dello Stato
  • Krollmann, Gustav Wilhelm, 1888-1962
  • Laurence, Sydney, 1868-1940
  • Leslie Ragan
  • Lithographs--Color--1920-1930
  • The London & North Eastern Railway
  • Mansbridge, John
  • Metzl, Ervine, 1899-
  • New York Central Lines
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company--Public relations--1920-1930
  • Schweizerische Bundesbahnen
  • Tourism
  • Travel posters
  • Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

Inventory

Series 1: Chicago, Illinois and North America

75.1037 AlaskaNorthern Pacific - North Coast Limited, art by Sydney Lawrence, circa 1920s Northern Pacific Railway
75.1050 Autumn Along the North Shore Line, art by Arthur A. Johnson, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1926 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1051 Autumn in the Dunes via South Shore Line, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1928 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1085 Building the First White House, Washington D.C. 1798 - Modern Washington is Served by the Pennsylvania Railway, undated Pennsylvania Railroad
75.569 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, art by Aos Sewell, Cleveland, Ohio, undated Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
75.1209 Chicago - New York Central Lines, art by Leslie Ragan, Long Island City, NY: Latham Lithograph & Printing Co., 1930 New York Central Lines
75.1055 Evanston Lighthouse by the Elevated Lines, art by Ervine Metzl, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1923  
75.1075 Field Museum by the Elevated Lines, art by Ervine Metzl, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1923  
75.1076 [Fishing] by the North Shore Line, art by Ervine Metzl, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1923 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1021 Football Notre Dame (South Bend) by South Shore Line, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1925 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1022 ; 75.1085 Going Home Christmas? North Shore Line, art by Ivan V. Beard, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1927 (2 copies) Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1074 Going to Visit the Folks? Take the North Shore Line, Milwaukee, WI: Gugler Lithographic Co., 1920s [Thanksgiving] Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1020 Hiking along the North Shore Line, art by Willard Frederic Elmes, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1924 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1053 Hudson Lake by South Shore Line, art by Leslie Ragan, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1927 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1049 Hunting by the North Shore Line, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1923 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1057 Michigan Resorts, Rail and Water Routeby the North Shore Line, art by Willard Frederic Elmes, Chicago: Edwards & Deutsch Litho. Co., 1924 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1054 Milwaukee by the North Shore Line, art by Arthur A. Johnson, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1926 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1078 Milwaukee - Washington Park Zoo by the South Shore Line, art by Navigato, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1926  
75.1038 Mission Range, [Montana], art by Gustav Krollman, North Coast Limited, undated Northern Pacific Railway
75.1039 Montana, art by Gustav Krollman, North Coast Limited, circa 1935 Northern Pacific Railway
75.1042 New Hampshire, art by Hechenberger, 1941 New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission
75.1041 New Hampshire, art by Hunter, 1941 New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission
75.1019; 75.1084 New North Shore, Where Homes Are Homes,Skokie Valley Route, North Shore Line, art by Willard Frederic Elmes, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1928 [willow branches in foreground] (2 copies) Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1058 New North Shore, Where Homes Are Homes,Skokie Valley Route, North Shore Line, art by Willard Frederic Elmes, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1928 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1045 New Union Terminal Cleveland, art by Leslie Ragan, Long Island City, NY: Latham Litho. & Printing Co., New York Central Lines
75.1009 North Shore Line, Chicago: Edwards & Deutsch Litho. Co., undated Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.998 Over Old Indian Trails - The North Shore Line, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, Milwaukee, WI: Gugler Litho., Co., 1920s Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1002 Peristyle - North End Grant Park by the Elevated Lines, art by Ervine Metzl, 1921  
75.1036 Rainier National Park, art by Gustav Krollman, North Coast Limited, undated Northern Pacific Railway
75.1092 Ringing Out Liberty - July 8, 1776, Philadelphia, art by N.C. Wyeth, undated Pennsylvania Railroad
75.1044 Rockefeller Center - New York - New York Central Lines, art by Leslie Ragan, Long Island City, NY: Latham Litho. & Printing Co., undated New York Central Lines
75.1023 Seasons Greetings South Shore Line, art by Leslie Ragan, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1927 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1016 Service - The North Shore Line to Milwaukee, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, 1924 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1004 Ski Jumping Milwaukee – Milwaukee : Racine - North Shore Line, art by Willard Frederic, Chicago: Illinois Litho., Co., 1928 [torn] Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1017 Spring Along the North Shore Line, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, Chicago: Edwards & Deutsch Litho, Co., 1924 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1018 Steel Mills at Gary-by South Shore Line, art by Norman Erickson, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1925 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1052 Visit Duneland - Tremont, “The Gateway to the Dunes” - 100-minutes from Downtown Chicago via South Shore Line, art by Arthur A. Johnson, National Printing & Eng., Co. 1925 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1000 Visit the Workshop of America by South Shore Line, art by Brennemann, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1926 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1035 Washington the City Beautiful, art by Grif Teller, circa 1940 Pennsylvania Railroad
75.1048 Wild Life Along the North Shore Line, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1926 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1026 Winter in the Dunes by South Shore Line, art by Raymond Huelster, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1927 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1024 Winter in the Dunes - South Shore Line, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1925 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1025 Winter Sports in the Dunes by South Shore Line, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, printed by Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., [1927] Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.1088 Winter Sports in the Lakeby South Shore Line, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1927 Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad
75.989 Wisconsin Lakes by the North Shore Line Railroad Motor Coach, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, Chicago: Illinois Litho. Co., 1925 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1056 Wisconsin Resorts by the North Shore Line - Rail and Bus Routes, art by Oscar Rabe Hanson, 1923 Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad
75.1040 Yellowstone Park, reproduction of National Gallery painting, art by Thomas Moran, North Coast Limited, undated Northern Pacific Railway

Series 2: International

72.1087 Accoutrements - Arms and the Man - United Service Museum, art by Austin Cooper, London : The Bayard Press, undated Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
75.1068 Aix les Bains, art by E. Virenque, Paris: Atelier E. Virenque, 1920  
75.1028 Anchor Line - Glasgow & New York, art by W.T.N., Glasgow and London: McCorquodale, undated  
75.997 Assisi, art by Vittorio Grassi, 1926  
75.643 Australia - the Tallest Trees in the British Empire - Marysville, Victoria, art by Percy Trompf, Melbourne, circa 1930 Australian National Travel Association
75.642 Australian Parrots, art by James Northfield, Melbourne, Australia, 1930 Australian National Travel Association
75.1015 Avez-vous ce qu’il vous faut pour la mer et la campagne? art by Helen Smith, undated  
75.1071 Avigon-le Palais des Papes - Paris - Lyon - Mediterranee, Paris, art by Roger Broders, 1922 Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM)
75.1207 Boston on the London & North Eastern Railway of England and Scotland, art by Vincent Brooks, London: Day & Son, Ltd., undated London & North Eastern Railway (LNER)
75.1046 Bridlington - Illustrated Guide from Information Bureau Brindlington, York: Ben Johnson & Co., undated London & North Eastern Railway
75.1080 The Cambrian Coast - Great Western Railways, art by Norman Wilkenson, London: The Dangerfield Printing Co., Ltd., undated Great Western Railway (GWR)
75.1006 Capri Napoli, art by M. Borgoni, Richter & C. Napoli, Italia, undated Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A.
75.1027 Chateau of Amboise - Motor Car Tours of Touraine - Paris - Orléans Railway, art by Constant-Duval, Paris: Imp. Champenois, 1922 Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans
75.1011 Chateau de Sully-Sur-Inire - Chemin de fer de Paris a’Orleans, Constant-Duval, 1931 Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans
75.994 La Cote d’Emeraude - Chemins de fer de l’etat, art by Marie Toussaint, Paris: Imp. Chaix, 2-23, undated Chemins de fer de l‘État (“State Railways”)
75.1066 Cook’s Nile & Palestine Tours, art by Tony Binder, London: Thomas Cook & Son, Ltd., David Allen & Sons, Ltd., 1921 Thomas Cook & Son
75.1063 Cortina D’Ampezzo e le Tofane - Italia, Rome: Stab. L. Salomone, circa 1920 Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A.
75.1208 Cunard Line to All Parts of the World, art by Ulrich Gutersohn, Nottingham, UK, circa 1920 Cunard Line, Ltd.
75.1073 Dauphine - Paris, Lyon, Mediterranee, art by Roger Soubie, Imp. Corrille & Serre, undated Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM)
75.1013 Davos, Suisse - Switzerland - Schweiz, Zurich, Switzerland: printed by L.C. Art Institut Orell Fussli, undated  
75.1007 Duchesses of the Atlantic - Newest and Largest Cabin Steamship on the St. Lawrence River route, art by Norman Wilkenson, lithographed in Canada, undated Canadian Pacific Steamships, Ltd.
75.1206 Edinburgh on the London & North Eastern Railway - Travel by East Coast Route, London: Adams Bros. & Shardlow, Ltd., undated London & North Eastern Railway (LNER)
75.1061 Fastest to the Orient - The White Empresses of the Pacific, lithographed in Canada, undated Canadian Pacific Steamships
75.1077 Foire de Lyon - La Grande Reunion Mondiane - Paris, Lyon, Mediterranee, art by Roger Broders, Paris: Cornille & Serre, Imp., undated Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM)
75.990 For the Zoo - Regents Park - Camden Town - Chalk Farm- Underground, art by Arnold Johnston, Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Ltd., London, 1930 Underground Electric Railway Company Ltd.
75.1034 Fore! Gleneagles - The Golf Course the Great in Scotland, art by Harry Roundtree, London: Dobson, Malle & Co., 1910 Caledonian Railway
75.1030 French Line - Cie. Gle. Transatlantique - New York - Havre - Paris, art by Albert Sebille Compagnie Général Transatlantique, (French Line)
75.1029 French Line - Cie. Gle. Transatlantique - S.S. ‘Paris,’ art by Albert Sebille, Paris, undated Compagnie Général Transatlantique, (French Line)
75.1014 Furka-Oberalp, Brig-Gletsch-Andermait-Disentis, Suisse - Switzerland - Schweiz, art by Ernst, Trub & Cie, Aarau, Switzerland, undated Swiss Federal Railways
75.1067 Grenoble - Service Automobiles de la Route de Alpes - Chemins de fer Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee., art by Roger Broders, Paris: Les Imprimeries Daude Freres Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM)
75.1064 Hyeres - et le Littoral des Maures Paris, Lyon, Mediterranee, art by George Dorival, Office Francais Du Tourisme, New York, 1914 Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM)
75.1008 Les Iles de l’Ocean, Englise de St.-Martin-de-Re - Chemins de fer de l’etat, art by Jean Chaboseau, Paris: Imp. Chaix, 1930 Chemins de fer de ‘État (“State Railways”)
75.1210; 75.1211 Jaipur-Rajputana, London: Avenue Press, 1930 (2 copies) Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway
75.1005 Lago d’Orta, Napoli, Italia, undated Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A.
75.1012 Lausanne, Ouchy - Suisse, Switzerland, Schweiz, art by Rene Martin, Switzerland: Lithographie Simplon Lausanne, 1937 Swiss Federal Railways
75.991 Lepidoptera - Natural History Museum... South Kensington, art by Austin Cooper, Sanders Phillips & Co. at The Bavnard Press, 1928 Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
75.1069 La Loire & ses Chateaux - Chemin de fer de Parisà Orléans, Paris: printed by G. de Malherbe & Cie. Imp., undated Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans
75.1070 Le Maroc via Marseille, art by Louis E. Lessieux, Paris: Cornille & Serre, Imp., 1913 Compagnie de Navigation Paquet
75.1032 La Mayenne pittoresque - Chemins de fer de l’etat, art by C. H. Hallez, Hachard & Cie., France, 1925 Chemins de fer de ‘État (“State Railways”)
75.1079 Meals Taste Better Out-of-Doors - What about It? art by Austin Cooper, London: Adams Bros .& Shardlow Ltd., 1923 Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
75.1057 Most Picturesque Trip in Sweden - Gota Canal, art by Stroin, undated Gota Canal Steamship Company
75.1089 No. 2 Mansbridge, art by John Mansbridge, London: Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., The Baynard Press, 1930 Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
75.1081 No. 4 Mansbridge, art by John Mansbridge, Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., The Baynard Press, London, 1930 Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
75.1062 Norway in September, art by Freda Lingstrom, London: Adams Bros. & Shardlow, Ltd., undated Norwegian State Railways
75.1043 Orient Line Cruises Norway, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd., H.M. Printers, undated Cunard Steam Ship Co., Ltd
75.1090 Post Godstone Slip Here, art by John Mansbridge, London: Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., The Baynard Press, 1927 Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
75.1083 Post Hadley Slip Here, art by John Mansbridge, London: Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., The Baynard Press, 1928 Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
75.1082 Post Knockholt Slip Here, art by John Mansbridge, London: Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., The Baynard Press, 1928 Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
75.995 Punta di Balbianello – Lago di Como, [Italia], undated Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A.
75.996 Rocamadour - Chemin de fer d’Orleans, art by A.L.O., Paris: printed by G. de Malherbe & cic. Imp., 1921 Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans
75.1072 Route des Pyrenees, le Col d’Aubisque et le Pic du Ger - Services d’Auto - Cars de la Cie du Midi, art by Roger Soubie, Paris: E. Baudelot, Imp., circa 1925 Compagnie des chemins de fer du Midi (CF du Midi),
75.1010 Route des Vosges, en trois étapes, art by Julian Lucaze, France: Imp. Lucien-Serre, 1919 Alsace & Lorraine Railways
75.1060 Royal Mail Line Cruises Norway, art by Ivan V. Beard, London: Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., The Baynard Press, circa 1920 Royal Mail Line
75.1059 Scotland Straight as the Crow Flies - Shortest & Quickest Way to the Border, art by Norman Howard, London: McCorquodale & Co., Limited, circa 1928 London Midland and Scottish Railway
75.1031 Siam - Beautiful Bangkok - The Jewel City of Asia - State Railway Express Service, art by Wening, Cornille & Serre Imprimeurs, undated Siam. Department of Royal State Railways
75.1065 Siam Through Sunny Scenic Siam by the State Railways, art by Wening, Chicago: Thomas Cook & Son Tourist Managers, undated Siam. Department of Royal State Railways
75.1003 Switzerland, Schloss Heidegg, undated [Swiss Federal Railways]
75.1033 Switzerland, Schloss Heidegg, undated [Swiss Federal Railways]
75.999 Taormina, Italia, art by M. Borgoni, printed in Italy, undated Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A.
75.1091 To St. Albans by Bus - To Dorking by Bus, art by Austin Cooper, Underground Electric Railways Company Ltd., The Baynard Press, London, 1930 Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
75.993 Vallee des Rhone Avignon - Cité des Papes, Paris, Lyon, Mediterranee, art by A.L.O., circa 1920 Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM)
75.1205 York on the London and Northeastern Railway, London: Vincent Brooks, Day and Son, undated London & North Eastern Railway (LNER)
75.992 Zoo - Camden Town, Regents Park, Chalk Farm, art by Gregory Brown, The Dangerfield Printing Co., Ltd., London, 1930 Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited
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