Saturday, August 19, 2006

7. Canadian Pacific Posters 1883-1963 by Marc H. Choko & David L. Jones

ISBN 0929058151 - SIAP (Societe d'information et d'affaires publiques), 1999
I bought this book in the gift shop of EXPORAIL, a world class railway museum in Delson/St. Constant, a suburb of Montreal.
This book is broken down in to chapters that highlight the role played by the Canadian Pacific and illustrated in its poster art through: immigration (largely from Europe); settlement of the Canadian west; luxury cruises in the 1920s and 30s on the Empress and Duchess ships; the war years - moving troops and more ; and post war travel by air, sea and rail.
The gorgeous art work of the early posters has stood the test of time.

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