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Title
Take the favorite Rock Island route Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R.R. : For Peoria, Rock Island, Davenport, Iowa City, Des Moines
Creator
Sears, A. T., artist
Rand McNally and Company, artist
J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co., printer
Contributor
Last, Jay T., donor
Date Created and/or Issued
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History
Rights Information
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Description
Image of a poster with promotional text and timetable for the Rock Island railroad route of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad with a center wood-engraved image of a map of a portion of the Midwestern United States showing railroad lines and a wood-engraved vignette in the lower part of the poster of a cross section of the "Palace Dining Car" showing the interior of the car with passengers eating and being served by African-American waiters.
Probable date based on the form number in item text. "The J.M.W Jones Stationery & Printing Co., Chicago."--text, bottom center margin. "Form 3.-2-80"--text, top center margin. "AT Sears Chicago"--text, artist's signature in stone, center left of poster below title. "A.T. Sears Chicago"--text, bottom right of vignette. "Rand, McNally & Co. Engr's, Chicago"--text, bottom right of map. "A. Kimball, General Superintendent."--text, bottom left of poster. "W.A. Strong, Ass't Gen'l Pass. Ag't, Chicago. / E.F. Richardson, Gen'l East'n Pass. Ag't, / 257 Broadway, / New York City."--text, bottom center of poster. "E. St. John, Gen'l Tkt. & Pass. Agent, Chicago."--text, bottom right of poster.
Type
image
Extent
1 letterpress : color printed ; overall 57.15 x 36.04 cm (22 1/2 x 14 3/16 in.)
Identifier
priJLC_TRAN_001161
402533
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16003coll4/id/1501
Language
English
Subject
Advertising--Railroads
African Americans--Pictorial works
Dining cars--Pictorial works
Railroad passenger cars--Pictorial works
Railroad travel--Pictorial works
Railroads--Pictorial works
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Rail Road Co
Relief prints--Color--1875-1900. (gmgpc)
Maps. (gmgpc)
Posters. (gmgpc)
Timetables. (gmgpc)
Source
Jay T. Last Collection
Transportation
Large Size
Railroad
The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library

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