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Auction 191, Lot 223

"Dog Map" of the Northern Pacific Railroad

"[Lot of 2] Mark! When You Want a Pointer Regarding Your Western Trip Call on Your Nearest Ticket Agent or Any District Passenger Agent on the Northern Pacific Railway Co. [with other Northern Pacific Railroad Documents]", Poole Bros.

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1896 (dated)


Color: Black & White

9.1 x 5.7 inches
23.1 x 14.5 cm
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This stapled lot of Northern Pacific Railroad ephemera includes two examples of a delightful zoomorphic map printed on the versos of two customer letters dated 1897. Covering the western United States, the map superimposes an image of a Pointer showing the route of the railroad along its head, spine and tail. Text below the dog's image encourages the reader to "call on your nearest ticket agent" when you need a "Pointer." Included with the two maps are seven correspondence letters and 5 refund receipts.


Condition: B

The two maps are good with some color bleed-through from text on recto and some minor staple holes in the text below the maps. The other documents are very good with some occasional pencil notations.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2023