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trade card, The Great Wabash Route, February
  • United States
    Rand, McNally & Co., printer
    active 1856–1952
  • trade card, The Great Wabash Route, February, 1885
  • The Great Wabash Route
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 67 x 140 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 5/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7913.02

A woman is wearing a yellow dress, sitting on a red seat and looking out the window of a railcar at an icy landscape. On the left side “The Great Wabash Route” is in all caps above a bird on a branch. On the right side is the date “February 1885” above a small picture of a horse-drawn sleigh carriage. Below the image in very small print are the words “Rand, McNally & Co.”
The verso is text. The heading reads: “A February Prophecy” in all caps. Below is a short poem about the Great Wabash.