Auction 124, Lot 272

"[Lot of 2] Niagara's Great Gorge Trip… [and] The Niagara Gorge Belt Line",

Subject: New York

Period: 1920-30 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
32 x 8.5 inches
81.3 x 21.6 cm

These are tourist brochures advertising the railways' Niagara Gorge trip and both have large and colorful bird's-eye views of the gorge, river and railway routes. The brochures self-fold into pictorial covers. The first is dated 1930 and was published by The Gray Line company, the other was published by the Niagara Gorge Belt Line, circa 1920. The panoramic views, which fill one entire side, are from the Canadian side looking across the gorge from the falls to Lewiston/Queenston. The first has great illustrations that locate various places of interest, the second simply has them listed around the map in red overprinting. On the verso of each view are photographic illustrations interspersed within the descriptive text designed for the tourist.

References:

Condition: B+

Both views have a couple small, unobtrusive spots, and minor toning along the folds. The Gray Line view has some show through of red ink, creating an uneven pink hue over the text.

Estimate: $120 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/7/2008

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