This Green Bay, Winona & St. Paul framed poster promoted travel to the St. Paul Winter Carnival in 1887, the festival's second year. An ice palace--created anew and in new forms from ice cut from Minnesota lakes--evolved into an internationally recognized symbol for the event, and every year attracted many photographers. It does not appear in this poster. The upper left resembles the mansions overlooking the Mississippi River. The carnival continues and is the nation's oldest and largest winter festival. The railroad, which connected Green Bay and the Mississippi River, never reached St. Paul, and after a foreclosure in 1896, became the Green Bay & Western.