The 1940s Archive

Here is a collection of ads, illustrations, and photographs published in the 1940s.
We also have a dedicated page about WWII.

Hi-res and high-quality digital files professionally restored. Ready for use up to large-sized print.


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American Streamlined Trains. Striking Ads of the 1940s

American Streamlined Trains. Striking Ads of the 1940s

From the mid-thirties, American railroads developed deluxe passenger trains, the streamliners. Some became legendary and profoundly influenced popular culture by focusing on concepts such as power, speed, technological progress, comfort, and luxury service.

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