Auction 169, Lot 307

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

Subject: Yellowstone, Wyoming

Period: 1948 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

15.6 x 15.6 inches
39.6 x 39.6 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: B+

A clean, colorful map with a 3" separation along the top left fold that has been repaired on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/12/2018