Jasper in 1950

This edition of Canadian National’s Jasper Park booklet seems to be channeling Great Northern’s later Big Sky Blue color scheme, as a dozen or so pages heavily rely on blue which is apparently meant to indicate blue skies in otherwise black-and-white photos. I think they overdid it a little, but other pages with black-and-white photos use yellow tinting, which produces even more ghastly results.

Click image to download a 23.4-MB PDF of this 46-page booklet.

In addition to this one, we’ve now seen Jasper booklets from 1924, 1932, 1940, 1948, 1953, and 1958. By 1958 most of the photos were in color using four-color printing. Of the earlier editions, the nicest may have been 1932’s, which was graced with five beautiful color paintings and was otherwise illustrated with attractive black-and-white photos unmarred by some graphic artist’s attempt to tint them with some color or other.

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