Personally Conducted Tours 1897-8 - Pennsylvania Railroad

By: Wood, J. R. ; George W. Boyd

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Book Condition: Very Good-


20 pages; Contents are complete in original self wrappers, secured by stitching at spine, wrappers are starting to split at fold. This small illustrated brochures was meant to entice customers to sign up for the tours offerred by the Pennsylvania Railway. Delightful small illustrations. There are brief descriptions of the various tours as well as illustrations of the interiors of the railway cars and of various notable sights. From a contemporary periodical: "The Personally—Conducted Tourist System of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company is the most complete and elaborate system of pleasure travelling and sight seeing yet devised. It is the consummation of the ultimate idea in railroad travel, the final evolution of unassailable perfection. For the season of '97 and ’98 it has arranged for the following tours: California—Four tours will leave New York, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg January 8, January 27, February 16, and March 19. With the exception of the first party going and the last returning, all of these parties will travel by the “Golden Gate Special between New York and California, stopping at interesting points en route. FIorida.—Four tours to Jacksonville will leave New York and Philadelphia January 25, February 8 and 2, and March 8. The first three admit of a stay of two weeks in the “Flowery State." Tickets for the fourth tour will be good to return by regular trains until May 31, 1898. Old Point Comfort, Richmond, and Washington.—Three six day tours will leave New York and Philadelphia February 19, March 16, and April 7. 'Old Point Comfort and Washington.—-Three four-day tours will leave New York and Philadelphia December 28, January 29, and April 23. Old Point Comfort—Six tours will leave New York and Philadelplhia December 28, January 29. February 19, March 19, April 7 an 23.Washington.—Seven tours will leave New York and Philadelphia December :8, January 13, Feb. 3, March 3 and 31, April 21, and May 12.

Title: Personally Conducted Tours 1897-8 - Pennsylvania Railroad

Author Name: Wood, J. R. ; George W. Boyd

Categories: Advertising, 19th Century, Americana and American History, Travel and Exploration,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, Allen, Lane & Scott: 1897

Binding: Pamphlet

Book Condition: Very Good-

Size: 16mo

Seller ID: 42050

Keywords: Pennsylvania Railroad Train Travel in the 19th century Railroad Ephemera Railway Advertising