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Canadian Travel Posters Book of Postcards
Canadian Travel Posters Book of Postcards
Canadian Travel Posters Book of Postcards
Canadian Travel Posters Book of Postcards
Canadian Travel Posters Book of Postcards
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Canadian Travel Posters Book of Postcards

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Item #: AA986
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Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with Swann Auction Galleries

ISBN 9780764978586
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Canadian Travel Posters Book of Postcards
In the earliest days of Canadian railways, the arrival of a rail line initiated a town’s integration with the greater economy. No longer was travel between communities dusty, belabored, and slow. Remote regions finally became accessible. Tourism grew, and destinations formed alongside the railroads. In the mid-1920s two companies came to dominate transcontinental rail travel: Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways.

By the time many of the posters here were designed, cars and planes had usurped the appeal of the train. Nevertheless, railway companies kept churning out posters. They were intent on attracting tourists, and not only to their trains—a wealthy traveler could book an entire itinerary, from Liverpool to the Rockies, through a single rail company that operated luxury trains, steamships, and hotels. While their posters often featured modern locomotives speeding down the tracks, they just as often advertised Canada itself—its wild vistas, its villages, and a quiet way of life.

Images
  1. Will Hollingsworth (American, 1891–1975), Quebec / Chateau Frontenac, 1924
  2. Alfred Crocker Leighton (Canadian, b. England, 1901–1965), Across Canada by Canadian Pacific, c. 1930
  3. Cecil George Charles King (British, 1881–1942), Fast Luxurious Service to Canada, 1920
  4. Designer unknown, Minaki, c. 1927
  5. Designer unknown, Lower St. Lawrence, c. 1927
  6. Designer unknown, The Highlands of Ontario, c. 1927
  7. Percy Angelo Staynes (British, 1875–1953), Duchess Steamships, c. 1929
  8. Norman Fraser, Banff / A Canadian Pacific Hotel in the Canadian Rockies, c. 1938
  9. Odin Rosenvinge (British, 1880–1957), Canadian Pacific / To Canada & U S A, c. 1935
  10. John Held Jr. (American, 1889–1958), Eastern Canada and Newfoundland Are Calling, 1926
  11. Peter Ewart (Canadian, 1918–2001), The Royal York / Toronto Canada
  12. Odin Rosenvinge (British, 1880–1957), Canada / Anchor Donaldson Line, c. 1920
  13. Laubi, Canadian Pacific / To the Canadian Farm, c. 1920
  14. James Crockart (Scottish, 1885–1974), Canadian Pacific Railway, 1927
  15. Charles E. Turner (British, 1883–1965), Cunard to Canada, c. 1948
  16. Roger Couillard (Canadian, 1910–1999), Winter at the Chantecler Hotel, c. 1950
  17. Peter Ewart (Canadian, 1918–2001), Travel Canadian Pacific Across Canada, c. 1947
  18. Designer unknown, Lake & Rail, c. 1927
  19. Peter Ewart (Canadian, 1918–2001), Canada’s Picturesque East Coast
  20. Kenneth Denton Shoesmith (British, 1890–1939), To Canada & U.S.A., 1933
  21. Roger Couillard (Canadian, 1910–1999), Tadoussac / Canada Steamship Lines, c. 1950
  22. Designer unknown, Maritime Provinces / Canadian National Railways, c. 1927
  23. Designer unknown, Ski in Canada / Canadian National Railways, c. 1940
  24. Roger Couillard (Canadian, 1910–1999), Visit Canada / Travel Canadian Pacific, c. 1955
  25. Peter Ewart (Canadian, 1918–2001), Canadian Pacific, 1952
  26. Lorne Holland Bouchard (Canadian, 1913–1978), Canada / Travel Canadian Pacific, c. 1950
  27. Peter Ewart (Canadian, 1918–2001), Québec / Chateau Frontenac, c. 1950s
  28. Designer unknown, Quebec / Canadian National Railways
  29. Roger Couillard (Canadian, 1910–1999), Cruise through French Canada and the Saguenay in Quebec, c. 1950
  30. Designer unknown, Newfoundland / Canada’s New-Fun-Land