Auction 149, Lot 303

"The Famous Hysterical Map of the Yellowstone Park Including a Few Minor? Changes",

Subject: Yellowstone, Wyoming

Period: 1936 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

16.5 x 16.6 inches
41.9 x 42.2 cm

This graphic map of Yellowstone National Park was "hatched & scratched" by Jolly Lindgren. It depicts the park in a light-hearted manner, with a number of silly visual puns, including hot springs drawn as coils radiating sizzle lines, a belching cabin to mark Soda Butte, a pool table standing in for Congress Pool, and a holdup bear appearing as a bear with a pistol. Old Faithful sings, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles," while Folsom Peak has a jail cell on top. Lindgren also inserts jokey asides, such as a parenthetical "Are Ya Hurt?" beneath Gibbon Falls and "Hell for Certain" under Brimstone Basin. The Lindgren brothers of Spokane, Washington, specialized in humorous maps of state parks. An alternate title surrounds the map: A Hysterical Map of the Yellowstone Park with Apologies to the Park Smileage Guaranteed.


Condition: A

There is some toning evident around the sheet's edges and one short edge tear at right that does not enter into the neatline.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/21/2014