Catalog Archive
Auction 182, Lot 237

"Mt. Tamalpais California - Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway", Poole Bros.

Subject: San Francisco Bay Area, California

Period: 1917 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

15.4 x 8 inches
39.1 x 20.3 cm
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This brochure promotes train service to Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods along the "crookedest railroad in the world." It includes a bird's-eye view of the entire bay area from the vantage point of Mt. Tamalpais and extending out to San Jose, Sacramento, and Santa Rosa with the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the background. Flanking the map are images of Muir Woods. Produced by the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods RR, which began operation in 1896 and closed in 1930 due in part to the growing automobile competition and the Great Depression. Self-folding into pictorial paper wrappers (4.0 x 9.0").


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light wear along the fold lines. There is a 2" fold separation that has been closed on verso with archival tape and a few tiny holes along the two folds at right (view of trees).

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $550

Closed on 4/28/2021