California Calls You: The Art of Promoting
the Golden State, 1870–1940

California Travel and Events Posters

Enjoy these delightful posters from the past highlighting the many adventures California offered.

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California State Fair Poster, 1918 (image 1 0f 25)
Splendid Poultry Show, 1909 (image 2 0f 25 thumb)
California State Fair Poster, 1909 (image 3 0f 25 thumb)
California State Fair Poster, 1928 (image 4 0f 25 thumb)
California State Fair Poster, 1933 (image 5 0f 25 thumb)
Second National Orange Show, 1912 (image 6 0f 25 thumb)
Third National Orange Show, 1913 (image 7 0f 25 thumb)
Fourth National Orange Show, 1914 (image 8 0f 25 thumb)
Seventh National Orange Show, 1917 (image 9 0f 25 thumb)
California Land Show (image 10 0f 25 thumb)
Fifth Annual Tulare County Citrus Fair (image 11 0f 25 thumb)
Los Angeles Fiesta. 1896 (image 12 0f 25 thumb)
Los Angeles Fiesta. 1897 (image 13 0f 25 thumb)
National Education Association Convention, San Francisco. 1911 (image 14 0f 25 thumb)
[San Diego] Ground-Breaking Panama-California Exposition. 1911 (image 15 0f 25 thumb)
San Diego Exposition. 1915 (image 16 0f 25 thumb)
San Diego Exposition. 1916 (image 17 0f 25 thumb)
San Francisco Portola Festival. 1909 (image 18 0f 25 thumb)
[Yolo] Causeway Celebration. 1916 (image 19 0f 25 thumb)
[Yolo] Causeway Celebration. 1916 (image 20 0f 25 thumb)
Lake Tahoe. Southern Pacific Poster (image 21 0f 25 thumb)
California Beaches. Southern Pacific Poster (image 22 0f 25 thumb)
Huntington Lake and the High Sierra. Southern Pacific Poster (image 23 0f 25 thumb)
Southern Pacific's New Daylight: Los Angeles - San Francisco (image 24 0f 25 thumb)
Sunset Limited. Southern Pacific Poster (image 25 0f 25 thumb)

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Permission to reproduce these posters must be obtained from the California History Section, P.O. Box 942837, Sacramento, CA 94237-0001. 916-654-0176. Email to: cslcal@library.ca.gov