ADVERTISING POSTERS SHOWING WESTERN SCENES, ca. 1910.

Advertising poster, Attack on an Emigrant Train
[BANC PIC 1980.035:1--C]

"ATTACK ON AN EMIGRANT TRAIN"

Emigrant pioneers are making a special effort to ensure that a prized possession, several cases of beer, are not lost in battle with a band of attacking Indians.

The individuals presented in this picture include the Madonna-like mother and child, a Florence Nightingale version of a young woman tending to a wounded man, the heroic "white father" leading the pioneers’ defense, a black man offering assistance, and the ever-faithful family dog straining to meet the attackers.

Advertising poster, A Fight for the Overland Mail
[BANC PIC 1980.035:2--C]

"A FIGHT FOR THE OVERLAND MAIL"

These colorful images, with a scenes reminiscent of many a western movie or television show, were produced for the American consumer and intended for display in eating and drinking establishments.

They combine the heroic imagery of settlers crossing the American frontier and defending themselves against the "blood-thirsty" savages in pursuit of innocent victims.

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