This 1938 vintage ad for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas RR Lines (The Katy) promoting business in Texas has an industrial site sitting on a plot shaped like the State of Texas with a price tag on a smokestack that reads: “Sold for $1,265,000,000 (Value of Texas Manufactured Products–Est.)”
Year Published: 1938
Approximate overall size – inches: 11 x 14
“Texas is big…in size and spirit…in opportunity and income.
Two and one-half BILLION dollars is big money, but that’s the average annual spendable income of Texas. Opportunities for sales activities are numerous and favorable because people here have money to spend.”
This is a 84 yr. old original vintage ad removed from a 1938 publication and is not a reproduction of any kind.
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