Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford, 1897. Broadside. Printed sheet 6 by 19 inches on peach-colored tin paper. Advertising a rail tip to Chicago on Sunday, September 12, 1897, via the Lake Erie & Western Railroad and the Wabash Railroad. Return is from Dearborn Station Chicago.
Visit the Field Columbian Musum, the Ferris Wheel, Cycloramas, Libby Prison, the Drainage Canal.
Bicycles: "Be sure and take your wheel. You will need it to ride in the Magnificent Parks and on the Great Boulevards." Some trip!
Lightly browned, soiled along the top and edges, two short closed marginal tears (no loss), a nick on the left margin and a couple of nicks at the upper right corner, some aging around the edges, but in very good condition, especially considering how fragile the paper is.
William B. Burford, who had served in the Civil War, took over his father's printing business in 1875 and eventually held the printing contact for the state of Indiana.
. Very good. Item #21112