Roger Broders created three richly chromatic posters for the India State Railways in 1928, this one being the most spectacular. This view of the holy site Muttra, revered as the birthplace of Krishna, shimmers with subtle color harmonies. It is likely this poster required at least 8 different stones and nearly 20 proofs - a staggering amount of attention to detail. The diamond box on the left in the poster was stamped with railroad office information, in this case for three railways - the Bombay Baroda, the Central India Railway and the Great India Peninsula Railway.
Roger Broders specialized in travel posters, creating about 90 images for the PLM and other railways from 1920 to 1933. While we know little about Broders' life, his classic posters of exotic and exclusive destinations epitomized the Golden Age of Travel between the two world wars.