Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Northwestern Wanderer

I just came across some materials from a 1920s railroad advertising campaign for the Pacific Northwest. I was interested to see that the image in one advertisement (above) is based on Caspar David Friedrich’s Romantic painting “Wanderer ├╝ber dem Nebelmeer” (below).

From the advertisement copy:
Into the lives of most men comes at some time an urge—
An impulse to journey out and see what lies beyond the local horizon, to prospect other, newer lands.
The story of many a man’s success is a record of that impulse acted upon—of a fortune found in the “land beyond.”