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Amtrak Southwest poster.

Amtrak Southwest poster, part of the "Amtrak...Takes you clear across America" series. Multicolor printed paper poster created in 1973; measures 25" x 40".

Amtrak Southwest poster.

According to an advertisement found in early Amtrak timetables, these posters, which included designs for the East, Florida, Southwest, Northwest and Metroliner, could be purchased for $1.50 each or $6 for the set.

Illustrator David Klein made his name in travel advertising through a fruitful relationship with Trans World Airlines (TWA) during the 1950s and 1960s. For the most part, Klein used bright colors, bold fonts and abstractions of local landmarks to communicate the excitement and discovery associated with travel.

Artist: David Klein (American, 1918-2005) for Amtrak.

From the Ann Owens Collection.