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OSCAR RABE HANSON (1901-1926)POLO / BY THE NORTH SHORE LINE. 1923. 41x28 inches, 104x71 cm. National Printing & Eng. Co., Chicago. Condition B+: minor restored losses and restoration along sharp vertical and horizontal folds. In the 1920s, the Chicago train companies, including the North Shore Line, the South Shore Line and the Chicago Rapid Transit Company "commissioned the city's finest graphic designers to produce advertising posters that encouraged Chicagoans to use rapid transit for more than commuting to work" (www.Chicago-L.org). In addition to his posters for the North Shore Line, Hanson also designed posters for the South Shore Line and the Chicago Rapid Transit Company, illustrating destinations one could reach by elevated train and subway. He is credited with designing 29 posters between 1923 and his death at an early age, in 1926. His compositions and graphic style set him among the best of American designers from the period. This is one of the three posters by Hanson held in the Library of Congress. rare.