Rest in the West! (1947)

Rock Island Lines print ad from 1947. I love the idealized image of Arizona from the Forties and Fifties. Arizona grew tremendously as a tourist destination and experienced a huge population boom after World War II, primarily with the introduction of air conditioning to the Valley of the Sun. The population of Phoenix grew 50% in the Forties.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: