Auction 149, Lot 300

"Eastern Shore of Virginia Most Fertile Trucking Area in the United States",

Subject: Eastern Virginia

Period: 1920 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

15.4 x 10.3 inches
39.1 x 26.2 cm

This vibrant panorama of the Chesapeake Bay area was issued as an ephemeral advertising image for the G. L. Webster Canning Company. The view shows the skylines of Washington D. C. and New York City in the background, while the foreground displays colorful images of canned vegetables. Virginia Beach is shown simply as a beach and the ferry routes at Hampton Roads and Yorktown are shown. The waterways are filled with ships and barges. A strip of text on the right, which shows when the view is folded, declares the company is the 'Largest Intensive Truck Farming Organization in the World." The verso is mostly blank but at right is a birds-eye view of the company facility at Cheriton, Virginia on the eastern shore of the state. An example of this panorama is part of the permanent collection at the Library of Virginia. Printed by the Everett Waddy Co. of Richmond, VA.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/21/2014