"[Untitled - Northern Pacific Railroad Company Map and Advertisement]", Railroad Companies, (Various)
Subject: Northern United States
Period: 1870 (circa)
Color: Black & White
13.8 x 6.2 inches
35.1 x 15.7 cm
This uncommon advertisement for the Northern Pacific Railroad was created to generate capital to help cover the incredible cost associated with the construction of a transcontinental railroad linking the upper Midwest to the Pacific Northwest. The advertising leads with the "New 7-30 Gold Loan" (meaning a return of 7.3%), and the text compares this to a U.S. bond that only returns 5.2%. It is hard to argue with "Safe! Profitable! Permanent!". The map on verso shows the northern portion of the country, displaying the route and connecting lines. Full sheet measures 10 x 17".
Excellent condition with some light show through of text from the recto as to be expected with this type of material.