Java Night Train Cardboard Frame

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IDR 199,000.00
Java Night Train Cardboard Frame 26 26

Title:

Java Night-Limited 

Year:

ca.1930

Maker:

Unknown

Size:

373 x 295 mm

Description:

Decorative poster of the famous train from Java to Surabaya in the early 19th century.

This poster was originally published between 1930 and 1940. Shown is a train speeding through a clear Javanese night.

Rail transport was originally brought to Java to transport goods from production areas to processing areas. With a rising middle-class and the newly formed tourist industry, rail service gradually became more common. This advert for a limited-stop night train indicates the demand for speedy travel through Java. The rail lines at their greatest extent connected Anyer in West Java with Banyuwangi in East Java.