Monday, December 22, 2008
Grand Canyon: A Post and a Poster
The visual and geological culmination of the Colorado Plateau--that vast, scarred rock slab covering large chunks of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico--is the Grand Canyon. Picking up the family today in Phoenix. Woke up in Flagstaff, with ice and banks of plowed snow. Then off to the Canyon.
Do not have much data on this Sante Fe poster handy. The date is 1924. If I can remember when I get home, I'll dig the illustrator credit out. These posters were a savvy marketing campaign by the railroad to sell the West, and its particular route through it.