Amtrak may have published this David Klein designed poster soon after the railway’s formation in 1971 – a consolidation from a number of previously privately-held passenger services. The more profitable freight business remained in the hands of the private railways, as did the tracks on which the Amtrak cars would be running. This poster is one of a series meant to inform the riding public that you could take an Amtrak train clear across America. The depicted passenger train is traveling (the image implies rapidly) through the mountainous landscapes of the Northwest. The predominance of the color green enhances the viewer’s visualization of the fertile Northwest. Oddly, the scenes are wrapped within the antlers of a deer, perhaps also meant to strengthen our association with that area.
The poster, a photolithograph, is backed on acid-free linen. Its condition is very good, with small repairs at the 4 corners due to tape removal.
height – 40″; width – 24.5″