Maurice Logan Postcards

We’ve seen Maurice Logan’s paintings for the Southern Pacific in the form of posters. SP also issued some postcards with his paintings that are good examples of Logan’s impressionistic style of illustrating. The first shows “Lake Apache on the Apache Trail highway, Arizona, Reached by Southern Pacific.”

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Lake Apache is actually a reservoir created by Horse Mesa Dam in 1927 (showing that the card was issued after that). The Apache Trail was (and is) a scenic drive around Phoenix. The back of the card, which was postmarked in El Paso in 1929 and mailed to someone in Massachusetts, says, “Went all along this trail with Frank and Agatha.”

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The second card shows Mt. Shasta with bald eagles in the foreground. The back says, “Mt. Shasta, 14,162 feet high, for which Southern Pacific’s Shasta Route was named. It is in view from the train for more than four hours.” This card wasn’t postally used.

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