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POSTER. ROBERT E. LEE AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS

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POSTER. ROBERT E. LEE AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS

Lot 2031066 Details

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ROBERT E. LEE. AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS / MAY WE CALL FOR YOUR SHIPMENTS? 1926.
35 3/4x56 inches. Carey & Sons, New York.
Condition B: restoration along horizontal and vertical folds. Dry-mounted on foam core.
A courier in blue overalls and a green tie is lifting a crate against a red background with a bustling metropolis in the distance. Visible in the background is a truck prominently displaying a poster on its side, which is true to life as American Railway Express often mounted its posters on each side of company trucks. By some accounts, the posters were changed as often as every month. American Railway Express came into being during WWI when the U.S. Government nationalized the country's shipping and freight industries. Although run by the government, the majority of the company was owned by American Express. The close relationship between the two companies can be seen in the similarities in their advertising campaigns, which were all in the same style and, in some instances, by the same artist.

All items are offered for sale subject to Swann Galleries' standard terms and conditions of sale, which are published in our catalogues and are posted below.
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POSTER. ROBERT E. LEE AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS

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Feb 03, 2005
Starting Price $250
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2031066: POSTER. ROBERT E. LEE AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS

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Lot 2031066 Details

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ROBERT E. LEE. AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS / MAY WE CALL FOR YOUR SHIPMENTS? 1926.
35 3/4x56 inches. Carey & Sons, New York.
Condition B: restoration along horizontal and vertical folds. Dry-mounted on foam core.
A courier in blue overalls and a green tie is lifting a crate against a red background with a bustling metropolis in the distance. Visible in the background is a truck prominently displaying a poster on its side, which is true to life as American Railway Express often mounted its posters on each side of company trucks. By some accounts, the posters were changed as often as every month. American Railway Express came into being during WWI when the U.S. Government nationalized the country's shipping and freight industries. Although run by the government, the majority of the company was owned by American Express. The close relationship between the two companies can be seen in the similarities in their advertising campaigns, which were all in the same style and, in some instances, by the same artist.

All items are offered for sale subject to Swann Galleries' standard terms and conditions of sale, which are published in our catalogues and are posted below.

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