Travel By Train, by Michael Zega and John Gruber.
Beautifully illustrated, this history of the American railroad poster is superbly researched and intelligently organized. Arranged chronologically, the book focuses on the leading railroad advertisers in each era and the poster artists they relied on. Featured artists include WH Bull, Maurice Logan, and Hernando Villa for the Southern Pacific, Louis Treviso and Sam Hyde Harris for the Santa Fe, Leslie Ragan for the NY Central and Sascha Maurer for the New Haven and Penn Central. 142 pages, 164 color illustrations. 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. $50.