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William H Brown; Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Rail Road Co.; Rand McNally and Company,
|Notes:||Illustrations of two trains flanked by text; text on the left reads "1831. First locomotive and train of passenger cars ever run in the state of New York ... "; text to the right reads: "1831. Then and now. 1876."
Features a silhouette illustration of an early locomotive (elsewhere identified as the New York locomotive, the De Witt Clinton), surmounted by text, "The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad ...," signed at left: Baker-Co.; second illustration below shows a contemporary locomotive, with caption reading, "The way we travel now over the Rock Island Railroad presented with compliments of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad."
Original black paper silhouette of the De Witt Clinton upon which illustration at top is based has been elsewhere attributed to silhouette artist and railroad enthusiast William Henry Brown. Cf. W.H. Brown. History of the first locomotives in America, p. 175.
|Description:||1 sheet ( pages) : illustrations ; 13 x 39 cm|
|Other Titles:||Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, is known as the best route to Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Omaha, Denver, Leavenworth, Kansas, Colorado & California|