Transcontinental Railroad Advertisement – Class and Prestige

Promontory, Utah, May 10, 1869, was the location and date which made history by being the connection point of what was the first transcontinental railroad.
Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 was enacted by the 37th United States Congress, designed to aid in the construction of a railroad which would run coast to coast.
The construction took approximately 7 years, resulting in a railroad connection between Sacramento, California and Omaha, Nebraska.
Short time after the first constructions, transcontinental railroad advertisements started to appear, promoting a new way of transportation coast to coast, which was safer and more comfortable.

Transcontinental Railroad Advertisement

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