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Glamour Advertising during World War II (editor's title)

N&W dining car interior
Despite World War II restrictions and crowded traveling conditions, railroads continued to promote the luxury theme. The N&W engaged models and used its master photographer, Bryan Beard, to take a series of Kodachrome transparencies. It published them in a brochure, "Through the Land of Romance." The brochure said, "The food served on N&W diners is famous--really something to write home about-- you don't want to miss this experience." Real-life travelers during wartime seldom experienced such ambience. The brochure goes on, "It is difficult to describe adequately the beauty, comfort and convenience of the new streamlined luxury coaches that are now featured in The Pocahontas and The Cavalier--crack east-west Norfolk & Western passenger trains--so we commissioned our photographers to photograph them completely--in color.
Source Norfolk Southern Historical Collection
Coverage Spatial, Roanoke, Virginia; Temporal, September 1942
Rights Norfolk Southern Corporation
Date Created 1942-09-01
Resource Type
Extent 4 in. x 5" Kodachrome
Depicted Railroad
Location Roanoke, Virginia
Train Type Passenger
Equipment: Cars Dining Car
Creator Description Bryan Beard (1899-1991), a photographer for the Norfolk & Western Railway for 46 years, retired in 1964.
Collection Norfolk Southern Historical Collection
Image ID NS.10-D1-2
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