Auction 127, Lot 144

"[Lot of 4 - Niagara Falls]", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: Canada & New York, Niagara Falls

Period: 1896-1930 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

4.3 x 8.5 inches
10.9 x 21.6 cm

Lot consists of three colorful, panoramic foldout lithographs of the Niagara Falls Gorge and a 64-page promotional booklet published by the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad. The booklet, "2 Days at Niagara Falls," has facts and information about the falls, numerous photos, and a foldout map of the New York Central Railway system, (15.5 x 7.7"). Also a bird's-eye map, (8 x 24") of the Niagara Gorge from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario features three views of the falls and a lake steamer. Each of the three foldouts has information for various excursions and one side is devoted to a bird's-eye panoramic view of the falls and gorge below -- with very different styles and landmarks. "Niagara's Great Gorge Trip" (31.3 x 7.5"); "International Railway Company's Interurban Lines" (30.5 x 7.8"), this is the earliest and is done in very fine chromolithography; and "The Niagara Belt Line. Around the Falls and through the Famous Gorge" (31 x 8"). A very nice collection of Niagara Falls material.


Condition: B+

One of the foldouts has some hand inked "x's" on text side.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/25/2009