Baker: Put the Railroads Ahead of the Game.


Size: 12×19


Ernst Hamlin Baker Put the Railroads Ahead of the Game. Poster dedicated to railroad workers bears the impressive subtitle “The Nation is Counting on You.” The text reminds workers “victory in the war depends on efficient transportation.” Railroads did indeed move men and vast amounts of matériel, vital contributions to the war effort. A somewhat ghostly figure of a doughboy charging amid popping explosions looms over a speeding train to illustrate the poster’s message. Now rare. 12×19 mint, conservation backed.