Railroads on Parade

Leslie Ragan (1897-1972)
Date: 1939
Medium: Photomechanical print on paper
Credit: Gift of the New York Central Railroad
Accession Number: 1959.130.170
Comments: Railroads on Parade, a spectacular musical production staged at the 1939 New York World's Fair, featured a cast of 250 performers and 20 real locomotives. Leslie Ragan's poster contrasts a nineteenth-century locomotive with Raymond Loewy's streamlined S1 "Broadway Limited," designed for the Pennsylvania Railroad.