Oct 15, 2020 - Sale 2547

Sale 2547 - Lot 95

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200


LACKAWANNA RAILROAD. Group of 3 window cards. Circa 1910.

Each 11x20 3/4 inches, 28x52 3/4 cm.
Condition varies, generally B+ / B. Mounted on card.

Phoebe Snow may have been the most famous, fictional advertising character of her era. Promoting the clean-burning coal "road of anthracite" on the Lackawanna Railroad beginning in 1903, she appeared in countless posters, advertisements and illustrations, always accompanied by a compelling couplet in rhyming verse, memorably extolling the cleanliness of the line. Images available upon request.