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Vintage advertising for the July issue of Century Magazine in 1905. Original artwork by G.F. Scotson-Clark.

This restored poster was for a feature article by Frank J. Sprague who is regarded as the "Father of Electric Traction" - he was an inventor who did early work on streetcars and elevators. His design of the streetcar system in Richmond, VA, became the blueprint by which other cities were designed.

At the turn of the century, it's important to remember that trolleys and trams were the cutting edge of innovation and any city that wanted to be forward thinking had installed one! Now of course they are a thing of nostalgia in most places!

That said, there was just something about this ad that caught my eye. The design is simple but eye-catching. It wasn't intended to be seen a century later, just an ad for an upcoming magazine that was probably printed on the cheapest paper imaginable, but I had to work on restoring it when I ran across it!

Thanks for taking a second to check out my artwork. You can see more of my work and learn more about my story here.

trolley, trolleys, trams, mass transit, streetcars, street cars, street car, streetcar, railways, railway, rail, conductor, driver, advertising, advertisement, nostalgia, nostalgic, memorabilia, trains, american, americana, 19th century, 20th century

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