Uncle Sam & His Search Light: Looking Over the "Port Arthur Route"

Uncle Sam and His Search Light Looking Over the Port Arthur Route
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17226
Building: 
Current Location: 
Reception Area
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a colored print of an imagined topographical map complete with matting and a bronze frame.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Plexi
Length: 
31 inches
Width: 
2 inches
Height: 
44 inches
Description: 

In this map, Uncle Sam stands atop a platform shining his searchlight down the Kansas City, Pittsburg, and Gulf Railroad referred to in shorthand here as "The Port Arthur Route". A didactic in the lower righthand corner explains that while Uncle Sam was looking for the Schomburgk like in Venezuela, he discovered the (literal) fruits of his own domain, namely the "The Promised Land" region of North America between the blizzards of the north and the swampy heat of the south. This land is reportedly mild, pleasant, and fertile with world-class apple orchards shown lining the railway route. Accordingly, the didactic calls on the American people to populate this land and to remember that it will be the Port Arthur Route that will make it possible, coming as a sort of advertisement for the route, the land it covers, and the overall expansion of the New World.

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