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PRR Magazine Ad from the '40s
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:29:01 AM »
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For the SPFs, an ad from Life magazine in 1941. The main illustration really caught my eye, the S1 in a scene with Hulett unloaders in the background. Pure fantasy, but interesting nonetheless.

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Re: PRR Magazine Ad from the '40s
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 01:19:29 PM »
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Now there's a good looking advertisement!
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Re: PRR Magazine Ad from the '40s
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 01:40:13 PM »
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It just dawned on me [d'oh!] that the headline if not the entire ad is a poke at air travel. Fascinating that even in 1941 the crude state of commercial airlines was enough to concern the RR's marketing department.
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