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Auction 152, Lot 268

"A Hysterical Map of Yellowstone Park and the Jackson Hole Country Slightly Cockeyed",

Subject: Yellowstone & Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Period: 1940 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

13.8 x 21.6 inches
35.1 x 54.9 cm
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Visual puns and funny asides abound in this novelty map of Yellowstone National Park "drawn in broken English" by Jolly Lindgren. It extends to show the Jackson Hole valley and Grand Teton National Park. Examples of Lindgren's madcap humor include Electric Peak shown with lightning bolts crashing into its peak, Old Faithful doing a rendition of "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles," hot springs depicted as coils radiating heat, and birds sitting upon signs reading "What? No Billboards" and "It's the Old West (Except the Plumbing)". A swooping bird regards Jackson Hole and quips, "It's the tallest hole I've ever seen," while below a caption identifies a cow as "Hamburgers (On the Hoof)." The Lindgren brothers of Spokane, Washington, specialized in humorous maps of state parks.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a 2" fold separation at left that has been closed on verso with archival tape. Clean and bright.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/18/2015