Chicago Great Western Railway Route Map, "Maple Leaf Route"

Chicago Great Western Railway Route Map
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17128
Building: 
Current Location: 
West Wall
Floor: 
3rd
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a large poster of a map of the Chicago Great Western Railway exchange coined "The Maple Leaf Route" between three major midwestern cities: Kansas City, Missouri, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Chicago, Illinois.
Framed: 
Yes
Length: 
40 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
63 inches
Description: 

This print of "The Maple Leaf Route" features the rail exchange between Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Chicago with all the included stops between each. The bold print lines on the map imitate the veins of a maple leaf, exhibiting the imagery that inspired the route's name. The bottom of the print mentions W. H. Long as the City Passenger and Ticket Agent of the Des Moines City Office and T. N. Hooper as the Division Freight Agent.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes