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Auction 185, Lot 164

"TWA - The Lindbergh Line Airway Map and Air Log", White, Ruth Taylor

Subject: United States

Period: 1936 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

17 x 3.5 inches
43.2 x 8.9 cm
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This colorful 24-page brochure features ten distinctive pictographic maps by Ruth Taylor. The maps detail the air trails across the United States as flown by Trans World Airlines in the 1930s. Each map is densely filled with Taylor's playful images describing industry and activities in the area. The dimensions given are for each two-page spread as this is the layout employed in the brochure. The dramatic cover is in bold red, blue and yellow ink. The newly created Boulder Dam (September 1935) is shown on two of the maps. Passengers were given this brochure as a souvenir of their flight in the innovative DC-2 aircraft. The folding brochure measures 4.3 x 9.1".


Condition: A

There is a tiny tear on the back cover and minor wear along the folds. The staples from this example have been removed.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/17/2021