San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island

 
San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island
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  • Title :     San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer Southern Pacific Railroad Publisher
  • Accession:     TD1992.118.7
  • Country:     United States California
  • Date:     1939 1940
  • Dimensions:     Inches 29-5/8 22-1/4 Dimensions, mounted Inches 23-1/8 16 Dimensions, sheet, Centimeters 75.2 56.5 Dimensions, mounted Centimeters 58.7 40.6 Dimensions, sheet
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     World's Fairs and Expositions , Travel , Railroads , Advertising , Tourism
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1992.118.7.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~World's Fairs and Expositions~Posters and Printed Ephemera
Description:
Ink on paper offset color lithograph mounted on linen advertising the Southern Pacific Railroad routes to Treasure Island in San Francisco for the 1939 World's Fair; poster depicts a large rainbow of luminous colors curving downward to envelop an island covered with structures in gold and highlighted in orange; surrounding the island is a blue background accentuated with waves and clouds; at top and bottom are inscriptions.