Nov 14, 2019 - Sale 2524

Sale 2524 - Lot 138

Price Realized: $ 4,500
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
DESIGNER UNKNOWN RIDE THE "400" FLEET / CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN LINE. 1942.
38x25 inches, 96 1/2x63 1/2 cm.
Condition A- / B+: repaired tears and abrasions in upper right image; archival tape on verso; small tear at left edge. Paper.
In 1934, with America fascinated by the new streamlined trains being paraded around the country by different railroad companies, the Chicago North Western Line jumped on the bandwagon. Their new "400
fleet" was advertised as being able to travel 400 miles in 400 minutes. These streamliners were regional, intended to bring people into Chicago from Minnesota, Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Wisconsin's North Woods, upper Michigan and southern Minnesota....