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trade card, The Great Wabash Route, January
  • United States
    Rand, McNally & Co., printer
    active 1856–1952
  • trade card, The Great Wabash Route, January, 1885
  • The Great Wabash Route
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 68 x 140 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 11/16 x 5 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7913.01

This card shows a red train station with a train alongside. There are horses, people, and a horse-drawn sleigh near the building. On the left side are the words “The Great Wabash Route” in all caps above the station. On the right side is the date "January 1885" above a dark-skinned man wearing a porter hat and a small image of icy trees. Below the image are the words “Rand, McNally & Co., Printers and Engravers.”
The verso is text. The heading reads “Seasonable Advice” in all caps. Below is a poem about the Wabash Route.