Railroads Across America - Travel Label Sticker Box

$16.00 USD
SKU: 39459


20 unique die-cut stickers, boxed

In many ways, the history of the railroad in the United States mirrors the development of 19th and 20th-century America! It connected the coasts, bridged rural and urban areas, and facilitated the swift movement of goods and people. This set features reproductions of luggage labels from well-known railroad lines like The Santa Fe, New York Central, Burlington, and Union Pacific, as well as lesser-known ones such as The Southern, Wabash, Frisco, and Maine Central. Additionally, it includes labels from iconic individual trains like The Zephyr, Hiawatha, and The Streamliner. These large peel-and-stick stickers are ideal for scrapbooking, decoupage, gift wrapping, and, of course, embellishing old trunks and luggage! 
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Luggage labels were initially adhesive tags affixed to a traveler's luggage for identification purposes, but over time, they evolved into souvenirs representing travel destinations. Typically issued by hotels, airlines, railways, and cruise companies, they gained popularity during the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, the Golden Age of Travel. This era saw the rise of mass tourism and the expansion of transportation networks, including railroads, ocean liners, and, eventually, air travel. Beyond their practical function, luggage labels served as advertisements featuring elaborate designs crafted by renowned artists, transforming them into miniature art pieces. Although their utilitarian role has waned, they remain prized ephemeral collectibles today!

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Product Specs

4.75" X 6", 20 Die-Cut Sticker Sheets, Bagged & Boxed