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Advertisement for the Southern Railway, "Woodland Wealth," 1927
from National Geographic Magazine

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


Lives on the Railroad: Salisbury, North Carolina, 1927
Lives on the Railroad: Salisbury, North Carolina, 1927 — Carrying Everything Into Town—and Out

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Southern Railway advertisement, ' To Shape and Use'


Southern Railway Advertisement, 'Under the Southern Sun'


Southern Railway System Advertisement, "Woodland Wealth"
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

The Southern Railway ran ads in national magazines to promote development along the company's rail lines. As they touted the South's importance in the national economy, the advertisements tried to encourage businesses to move to the South.

Physical Description

advertisement

Details
Date Made:
1927
Locations:
East South Central, South Atlantic, West South Central
History
The South, like the rest of the country in the 1920s, relied on trains for transporting goods. In the 1920s, some 75 to 80 percent of all U.S. intercity freight went by rail.

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