Kansas City: Paris of the Plains
This is a poster that reads "Kansas City / Paris of the Plains / 1928-1938" across an almost water-marked image of a woman dressed in popular flapper attire. Her striking pose seems to suggest the appeal that the rising urban area had despite the economic depression ravaging the rest of the country. Due to looser laws surrounding prohibition, the city's nightlife boomed and was spared economically as well. Kansas City has long been called the "Paris of the Plains" due to its system of boulevards, many water fountains, and strong cultural engagement. For the United States in the decade listed, this city might have been a source of pride in conversation with European counterparts. Text and image come together in this poster as an advertisement for prosperity accentuated by the unique design of the black-spotted silver frame.