Canada: Canadian Government Travel Bureau.
Original poster. Color lithograph. Measures 40 x 30 inches.
This striking circa 1950 travel poster promotes vacations in Canada. Issued by the Canadian Government Travel Bureau, it features the painting by A.C. Leighton and depicts Mount Eisenhower of the Canadian Rockies. Now known as Castle Mountain, between 1946 and 1979, it was called Mount Eisenhower in honor of the WWII General.
Poster is in good condition with some edge wear and verso repair. Some minor creasing and foxing. Minor loss in lower right corner.
Alfred Crocker Leighton (1901 - 1965) was a British born Canadian painter who came from Great Britain and settled in Canada in 1925. He was fascinated by the Canadian Rockies and made several paintings depicting the mountains. This is a beautiful example of his work.
Illustrator: A. C. Leighton