World War II was less than a year old when this ad was published in the July 6, 1942 issue of Life magazine. Locomotive #1942 forges across this page 8 ad sponsored by the Association of American Railroads, Washington, D.C. Titled "Keep `em Ringing," a side inset features the ringing of a large bell, symbolizing the bells across America "clanging right of way for the U.S.A." The brief article mentions how the railroad is keeping America moving as other critical materials used in the war effort have cut back production of domestic transportation, i.e. automobiles, tires, gasoline, and passenger ships. On the reverse is an article intended to serve as a guide for what girls could expect in this type of war effort when visiting their soldier friends at U.S. Army camps across the country.
Page size is 14 x 10-1/2 and has been carefully removed from the magazine which could not be sold in its entirety because of the poor condition of its cover and spine. Slightly ragged edge seen in photo can easily be trimmed. Great original item for the collectors of advertising. Also could be nicely matted and framed in standard 16 x 20 size.