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Pingenot Auction, Lot 278

RAILROAD PROMOTIONAL BROADSIDE

278. SAINT LOUIS, IRON MOUNTAIN & SOUTHERN RAILWAY. Important to All! bound for the Happy Lands! Low Rates to Arkansas and Missouri via Saint Louis over the Popular St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern R’y.... St. Louis: Jno. McKittrick & Co., n.d. Tall, narrow broadside (53.3 x 16.5 cm; 21 x 6-1/2 inches). illustrated with a 10.8 cm; 4-1/4 inch diameter pictorial medallion. Creased where folded. Very fine.
         The striking medallion has bird’s-eye-view map of the route of the railroad, extending north from Galveston, Austin, and Dallas through Arkansas, with the motto "Bound for the Happy Lands" and a winged wheel in the sky above. The railway offers itself as "the shortest and quickest route to points in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas," and presents a schedule of sample fares (e.g., round trip from Little Rock to Chicago: $32.75).
($75-150)