Advertising Poster, "Santa Fe All the Way," circa 1946

Summary

The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, chartered in 1859, ultimately connected Chicago with Southern California, via the Southwestern United States. Having disappeared in a 1995 merger, the Santa Fe is remembered for its colorful locomotive livery, Harvey House restaurants, and the Academy Award-winning song "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" from the 1946 film The Harvey Girls.

The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, chartered in 1859, ultimately connected Chicago with Southern California, via the Southwestern United States. Having disappeared in a 1995 merger, the Santa Fe is remembered for its colorful locomotive livery, Harvey House restaurants, and the Academy Award-winning song "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" from the 1946 film The Harvey Girls.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

circa 1946

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.55.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 24 in

Width: 18 in

Inscriptions

Written in the sand: SANTA FE / ALL THE WAY Lower left corner: Santa Fe Railroad logo Stamped below image: Gift of CENTRAL OUTDOOR ADVERTISING CO., INC., CLEVELAND, OHIO.

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