Publication: Allen, Lane & Scott, Printers, n d (ca 1891), Philadelphia
First and only edition. Approximately 6 x 7.5 inches, 58 pp, with illustrations in the text, folding route map. Bound in original cream wrappers with embossed Mexican shield. In 1891, the Pennsylvania Railroad established a new Tourist Department and launched a program of offering "personally conducted," full-service tours for cross-country rail travelers. They promised "high-grade accommodations and entertainment in transit," "tourist agents especially selected for their ability and experience," and chaperons who will "remove every impediment that would deter a timid woman from undertaking a journey alone." After conducting successful tours to the Pacific Coast, they set their sights on Mexico, offering here a four-week itinerary (including stops within the U.S) scheduled for February-March, 1892, that took travelers with stops in Mexico City, Puella, Chihuahua, Zacatecas, Aguas Calientes, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Esperanza, Orizaba, Cholula, Puebla, Leon, Silao, Torreon, and Tlaxcala. This booklet provides information about the on-board accommodations, a complete day-by-day itinerary, and many details about the places to be visited. A scarce item. The folding route map affixed to the inside rear cover is in fine condition with routes outlined in blue and green. Previous owner's signature in light blue pencil on front cover, front flyleaf, and title page, a few scattered pencil markings in the margin, with covers showing light wear to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. Overall a good copy.
Inventory Number: 48865