1893-1896 Financial Panic
Single Line Shield #2
While the Single Line Shield dominated the period of 1888-1893, the Double Line Shield was preferred during the period from 1893-1897.
A Marketing Tool For Troubled Times
National and company financial problems moved Union Pacific closer to bankruptcy. A new president probably wanting to leave a mark on the company, put the logo to work to promote passenger travel, adding beneath the shield a new tagline, "The World's Pictorial Line." This was then added to both shields in different styles.
Double Line Shield #3
Single Line Shield #3
Five months after its addition, "The World's Pictorial Line." set in a curve and new type style, was added to the Single Line Shield #3, matching the Double Line Shield #3.