Auction 125, Lot 216

"Panoramic Perspective of the Area Adjacent to Hoover Dam As It Will Appear When Dam is Completed Served Exclusively by the Union Pacific System", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: Western United States, Railroads

Period: 1931 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

30 x 17 inches
76.2 x 43.2 cm

A colorful and seldom seen bird's-eye view and promotional piece by the Union Pacific Railway. The high elevation view shows Hoover Dam and the surrounding region to include parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The large lake behind Hoover Dam is yet to be named. Boulder City is shown, with the smaller Las Vegas in the distance. The Union Pacific Railroad goes to Salt Lake City, on the far horizon, with side tracks to Cedar Breaks, Zion and Bryce National Parks and the north rim of the Grand Canyon with the lodge identified. Folds into self wrappers (4 x 9") with a large and colorful Art Deco drawing of the dam making the cover. On the verso, 16 panels provide information on the dam and the area -- including a photo of a lazy Las Vegas street -- "new hotels have been planned." Also on verso is a system map for the Union Pacific that extends from Chicago to the west coast. Copyright is by R.B. Robertson for the Union Pacific System, map drawn by Gerald A. Eddy (1890-1967) of Los Angeles. A rare issue by the Union Pacific Railroad System that is in mint condition.


Condition: A+

Folding as issued. Fine, bright color with no flaws.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/24/2008