Publication: Poole Bros, 1886, Chicago
First edition. 7 1/4" x 4 5/8" in light green pictorial cover showing a young woman holding an envelop to her chest and in the foreground, a letter describing how much she and her family had enjoyed their trip aboard the Jo Line Steamer. Rear cover offers information about Diamond Jo Line Steamers along with an illustration. The Diamond Jo Line Steamers offered fine passenger packets between St. Louis and St. Paul. The two interior pages show a collection of vignettes illustrating the trip from planning, to boarding, to enjoying the ocean air, to eating in the dining room, to dancing, to returning home and eventually sitting in a rocker while writing a letter. 4 pp. including covers. Printed in shades of green. Top corner (1/4" x 1/4") of front cover missing and with light soiling and light wear to the extremities. Very good. A very unique advertisement.
Inventory Number: 40975