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Auction 183, Lot 175

"Map of the Pacific Coast in the Vicinity of San Francisco Embracing a View of the Bay Country as Seen from Mt. Tamalpais...", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: San Francisco Bay Area, California

Period: 1923 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

15.3 x 7.9 inches
38.9 x 20.1 cm
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This promotional brochure promotes train service to Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods along the "crookedest" railroad in the world with 281 curves along the way, touting it as "America's greatest one day trip." 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. 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: A

A clean and bright example, issued folding.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/9/2021