Historic Railroad Map of the United States - 1918

General Railway Map engraved expressly for the Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Cuba.

This map, published near the end of World War I, was drawn in the year the United States established its time zones as we know of them today, as well as daylight saving time.

The United States postal service began offering airmail service between Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia in 1918.

A 7.5 earthquake occurred on October 11, 1918 with a vast tsunami wave that nearly flattened several towns of Puerto Rico.

A popular steamship operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Pricess Sophia, ran aground during a storm and sank off the coast of Alaska in 1918, killing over 350.

The relief map was published in 1918 by the National Railway Publication Company. It shows cities, towns and waterways. Railroad and steamer routes are clearly indicated.

Insets include Central America showing the Panama Canal, Alaska, the Philippine Islands, Hawaii, Guam, Wake Island, Howland and Baker Islands, Samoa, and Tutuila Island.


Item# Size Shp Wt Price Click to buy
1W-US-RR2-1918-S 24" x 18" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
1W-US-RR2-1918-M 36" x 26.5" 2 lbs $44.95 add to basket
1W-US-RR2-1918-L 42" x 31" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-US-RR2-1918-XL 57" x 42" 4 lbs $79.95 add to basket
 
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All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper.  The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original. Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible.  Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.
   

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