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The Chief.. is Still Chief Santa Fe Railways Poster

The Chief.. is Still Chief Santa Fe Railways Poster

  • 1931
  • Hernando G. Villa (1881-1952)
  • 28 x 42 inches ~ (71 x 106 cm)
  • Linen backed

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and gives support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself.

    The price of this poster includes linen backing.

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  • Fabulous A condition, printed by Newman-Monroe Co., Chicago

    Villa, who was born in Los Angeles to an artist father, became a painter and taught at the Los Angeles School of Art. He spent 44 years of his career designing advertising for the Santa Fe Railroad. Regarded for his Western paintings, he is best remembered for his work for the railroad, specifically his personification of the railroad's locomotive, The Chief. The Chief was the Santa Fe Railroad's high-speed train running from Chicago to Los Angeles, and by associating the train with a powerful Western image, Villa bestows a sense of nobility, strength and pride upon the railroad. Zega 99.

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