Object Timeline


  • Work on this object began.


  • Work on this object ended.


  • We acquired this object.



  • You found it!

Poster, Rails to Sales, Subway Posters

This is a Poster. It was designed by Otis Shepard and collaborator: Dorothy Van Gorder and made for (as the client) New York Subway Advertising Company. It is dated ca. 1947 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is lithograph on paper, lined. It is a part of the department.

This object was donated by Merrill Berman. It is credited Gift of Merrill C. Berman.

Its dimensions are

89.5 × 75.2 cm (35 1/4 × 29 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Rails to Sales, Subway Posters; Designed by Otis Shepard (American, 1894–1969); lithograph on paper, lined; 89.5 × 75.2 cm (35 1/4 × 29 5/8 in.); Gift of Merrill C. Berman; 2018-39-4

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318796662/ |title=Poster, Rails to Sales, Subway Posters |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=2 December 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>