Original Vintage Ben Nason's work Connecticut, The New Haven Railroad (c. 1942) linen backed professionally reatored


Condition: Collectible - Good
Price: $3,000.00
Ben Nason's work Connecticut, The New Haven Railroad (c. 1942)

Linen back professionally restored. Poster was in overall good condition but repairs to the top of poster by the H in haven and a repaired tear in the top that went from the h to the top of the steeple. Repairs not really visible or noticible now... but I wanted to disclose some repairs have been made.

Rare, great cornerstone of any poster collection.

The New Haven was an extremely passenger oriented railroad and a great proportion of its revenues came from New England vacation travel. An important element of the New Haven's postwar vacation travel marketing campaign was a series of seven travel posters, each about 27 by 42 inches in size, which promoted popular vacation destinations directly served by New Haven Railroad passenger trains. Designed with a somewhat stylized family resemblance by an artist named Ben Nason and executed in bright colors using an airbrush technique, these travel posters were printed (perhaps at first) starting about 1941. Distribution was curtailed during the Second World War, when all non-essential travel was actively discouraged by the railroad. However, the Nason posters were widely distributed to stations, ticket offices, travel agencies, and other interested parties (such as stores) starting in late 1945. The Nason posters remained in service (although perhaps in limited numbers towards the end) up through at least the middle of 1955. 
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