Richard Hendrickson and Edward Kaminski hardcover
The period, prior to 1937, in which advertising was painted on the outside of railroad refrigerator cars, is known as the "billboard era," and its history is described and illustrated in some detail in this book, along with the reasons for the ending of that era. After World War II, a restrained billboard style made a modest comeback. More than 430 photos, most never before published, show the lettering and general appearance of a wide variety of these cars, which ran on railroads throughout the country. The authors, freight car historians both, are Richard Hendrickson and Edward Kaminski. They have provided a much-needed look, in breadth, detail and depth, at the billboard era.