1950 Great White Throne Menus

I ended yesterday’s post with a question: Did UP go out of its way to use Southern California-themed covers for Shriner’s taking the train to the Los Angeles convention? The answer turns out to be “no,” as today’s menus have the same interiors as these two (dinner and breakfast) but photos of Zion’s Great White Throne on the cover.

Click image to download a 1.2-MB PDF of this menu.

This is the version of the Great White Throne photo with the woman sightseer. Adding the woman to the foreground made the photo more interesting but carried the risk that it will become dated more quickly due to changing hair and clothing styles.

Click image to download a 1.2-MB PDF of this menu.


1950 Great White Throne Menus — 1 Comment

  1. The girl in the picture is not bad though. Her hair and clothes really don’t suggest a time period, and she could look good today. I do think the location is fake though. My parents lived in Springdale, right at the entrance to Zion. I was an adult at the time, but I spent many hours exploring the Park and rock scrambling. I can’t think of one place you could sit on an overhang with a view of the valley road and the Great White Throne at the same time. Otherwise, the colors of what I imagine was a hand tinted print came out well. I’ve been to most of the national parks and, if I only had the choice of one to see again, it would be Zion.


Leave a Reply