page contents

Join our mailing list!

You are here:Home > Ephemera > Travel and Tourism
Sort By:
Page of 1
Illus Souvenir Folder Promotional Booklet
Mailer from Mount Wilson, CA 1929.  Nine images, taken from photographs, of Mount Wilson and the exterior of the observatory, plus the stage schedule and prices, pages of description, etc. Sixteen page illustrated booklet from the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. was published c 1920.
Informational Booklet Here And There In The Yosemite
48pg. booklet, providing information, and promoting agriculture in San Diego, California, published by the San Diego-California Club. "Here and There In The Yosemite," by Cristel Hastings, published by The Cloister Press, San Francisco, in 1923.
Around The Pan 1901 Two (2) c1910s Adv. Blotters
Around The Pan, with Uncle Hank (an Uncle Sam knock-off?), His Trip Through The Pan-American Exposition, by Thomas Fleming, published by The Nut Shell Pub. Co., New York, 1901, Two advertising blotters, Cole’s Rooming House and the Hotel Driscoll, Washington DC
New York at The Alaska-Yucon Pacific Exposition
printed unpaginated booklet containing black and white photographic views of c. 1898 Boston. Included are two views of the Macullar Parker Company buildings. Macullar Parker is noted as having "the best clothing for men and for boys... made in our own workrooms on the premises". Each image includes title an location. 5 3/4" x 8". slight staining Illustrated, 197 page hard cover book about the New York State exhibit at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific  1909.
New Hampshire Photo Album
New Hampshire Photo album with 31 Mounted Views - quarry, covered bridge.. A 14 pp booklet promoting the outdoor life in two locations - June 15-Sept 10th Eliot ME and Dec 1 - April 15 Green Acre SC. Images from photographs throughout.  The camp was open to any one who wished to live a simple and sane life out-of-doors, to study and practice those things which make for health and happiness.  Included family and boy's camps.  Rates for a family $15 per week.  Guests' Applications were not exclusive but congenial - suggested introduction from former guests or if inconvenient contact the camp directly.  Measures 8 1//4" x 6". .
A single-fold 8" x 5 1/2" menu with cover illustrations with Art Nouveau influenced decoration and illustration of asailing vessel.  The menu is for breakfast on the Steamer Plymouth.  Comprehensive menu.  Wine List on reverse. 100 plus pages, tri-fold journal. A very detailed travel log, possibly for a young lady. No name is given but the trip is incredibly documented. The book begins with a preprinted trip information booklet. This included travel information like longitude and latitude, mail times, currency, compass information, navigation, keeping time, how to play shuffleboard, and signals. It then becomes a personal travel log book. It begins with the log detailing date, course, position, run, and remarks. Beginning on July 4, 1929 and ending August 18, 1929, the S.S. Minnekahda of the Atlantic Transport was captained by John Jensen (his signature appears in teh book). A very detailed itinary  is documented starting on June 28 as the leave central wharf on the "Boston" to the Minnekahda which then travels to England. Rails are taken to Scotland, Paris, and around England. Other documents include, hotels stopped at , places visited,gifts received, letters/calls/cards/suppers, and an address book with addresses form a variety of locations. There are personal notes and a listing for who saw them off (father, mother, Herbert, and others). Names mentioned in the diary are May Kunkle, Ruth, Walton, Bixby. Very detailed descriptions of what she did, read, sights seen, and places attended. Color fold out World map at the end of book. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". some wear on leather cover, pages intact but title page binding is split, still has pencil in holder, most pages fully filled
A three fold brochure that promotes the New York City on one side featuring views of the Battery, the New Washington Arch, a view of Broadway and of course the exterior of the hotel including information on the hotels location.  The reverse is a New Map of New York City showing all ferries and steamboat docks, elevated, cable and cross town car lines.  Measures 16 3/4" x 7 1/2" when open flat.. Tilly Haynes acquired the hotel in 1892 and changed the name to Broadway Central from the Broadway Grand Hotel. Single-fold 7” x 4 ½” menu printed on heavy stock.  Engraving of a woman on the front, engraved by John A. Lowell, Boston. Fare includes Beef Tongue, Corned Shoulder of Mutton, Boiled Rice, Walnut Catsup, German Plum Pudding and much more. No prices. Cover includes an exterior view of the Sinclair House.   . Moderate cover wear.  Partial separation on fold; reinforced with archival tape.
A small collection including samples of toilet tissue  from Zurich Switzerland, Italy, Hotel Atlantic in Frankfort, Germany,  Den Haag, Luxemborg, and products titled "SANILAV -  the perfumed Lavatory Cleaner", "British No. 3" ,"Jeyes" and "Deutsche Bundesbahn".  Also included but somewhat unremoved is a show polishing cloth from Italy.. Single-fold 6 1/8" x 4 1/4" menu with a color illustrated cover depicting scenes from nature .   The front cover promotes Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry, The Great Niagara Falls Air Line Menu "take one as a souvenir"  The back depicts an image of Mt Washington Railway.  Includes Supper Bill of Fare at 75 cents and Wine List including prices for Champagnes, Claet, Sautern, Ales, Poerts, etc.  Penciled additions and strike throughs to fare. .
Paper menu with decorative image and border written entirely in French, Asian influence featuring 3 women with instruments in front of a screen with a ship in the background. The preprinted menu lists 1st class and has the categories hors-d'oeuvre, plats de cuisine, dessert, and cafe, handwritten menu items are listed. The date is March 5, 1901. 9 1/4" x 6". An 8 1/2" x 11" broadside with a large fine line illustration of the exterior of the Grand Union Hotel and the near by Grand Central Depot and surrounding street scene.    The narrative explains the hotel and its amenities. A larger font at the base reads "Our Motto is to Please".  G. F. & W. D. Garrison, Managers.  A tip-on provides additional detail on the fine features of the hotel.  This is accompanied by a 2 1/2" x 4"  business or trade card with an similar illustration to that of the broadside.  This includes information on the hotels European Plan and information on their restaurants and food service.   The reverse provides a space for Memoranda.  . Letter folds; otherwise fine.
An array of snippets and pages detailing a trip a young family took by train in 1884. A mother, family, and their two young children started in Boston and headed west. They stopped in Niagara Falls, Erie Canal, Denver, Salt Lake, Price Canyon, Black Canyon, Chicago, and Washington DC.  The journal is written on a variety of papers, two (2) folded sheets, four (4) loose papers, three (3) scrap papers, and one (1) top half of a hotel letter head. . While some of the pages appear to be a journal of some sort, other were obviously notes, just written down, such as "Washington Monument 555 ft high".  Measures (Largest) 8" x 5".. Minor soiling and toning due to age. Otherwise fine. 384 pp. Leather cover, fold out map at back of book depicting "part of Turkey with Greece" with and inset of "Plan of Constantinople", dedication page to the "Members of the Boston Female Seminary, for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews", second edition. "I went to the Mediterranean particularly with the view of investigating the condition of the Jews", the book follows his travels from leaving Boston to Gibraltar, Malta, Smyrna, and Constantinople. 7 1/4" x 4 1/4". wear on cover, foxing and some staining throughout, inscribed
An travel album with 18 photographs of a trip from New York to Bermuda. The first photograph depicts the Furness Bermuda Line Offices in New York, which ran a line of shipping vessels that ferried passengers from New York to Bermuda. The next few pictures show the Statue of Liberty. After that the photographs depict places in Bermuda, such as the hotel Tom Moore's House Tavern, and landscapes. The covers are gilded and stamped. The album itself was made in Germany. 5 1/4" x 3 3/4". Minor edge wear and some verdigris. Some of the interior pages used to hold the photographs are slightly toned. Otherwise fine. A 4 1/4" x  6 1/2" x  2 1/2"   folding  paper lunch box or picnic carton presented by and promoting the Brock House in Enterpise, Fla.Illustration on exterior of the hotel on the front of the box and the word "Lunch" printed on reverse.  Cotton ribbon handle at top. . Robert Gair invented the folding carton in 1890. Brooklynite Robert Gair/Gayer was a printer and paper bag maker in the 1870s. He invented the paperboard folding carton by accident: a metal ruler normally used to crease bags shifted in position and cut the bag. Gair found that by cutting and creasing paperboard in one operation, he could make prefabricated cartons. He ultimately got into the corrugated fiberboard shipping container business in the 1900s. Gair founded a paper empire and occupied several buildings in the area, many of which still bear his name.
A collection of 30 legal size pages of narrative describing the itinerary from a European grand tour taken by most likely Thirza Merriam Rowley wife of H. Curtis Rowley and daughter of Homer Merriam. The journal of loose pages is structured by date and provides a daily accounting by specific locations visited and recounts of activities including sites seen, commentary on modes of transportation, local customs and brief references to her traveling companions.   She was accompanied by a Gardner, who may have been her bother Arthur Gardner Merriam.   She was not hesitant in expressing her opinion of areas and seemed to show a strong interest in landscaping, stone buildings, and the most ancient locations.   Travel began on July 27 and concluded on August 30. Found in the family papers of Arthur Rowley.  For a comprehensive summary of the travels click HERE (#) $375.00 . paper chipping and brittle