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Compliments of the Great Rock Island Route

Compliments of the Great Rock Island Route
Creator: Rock Island Railroad Company
Date: 1890
This is a Rock Island Railroad promotional advertisement in the form of a monthly calendar detailing the various major routes of the line. The first image shows a photographic transparency of the poster taken in the 1960s when the poster was still in good condition. The second image shows a recent scan of the original poster and the resulting deterioration over the last forty years.


Custer's Last Rally chromolithograph

Custer's Last Rally chromolithograph
Creator: Mulvany, John
Date: 1881
John Mulvany took this chromolithograph of Custer's Last Rally from a painting. Mulvany created the painting around 1880, and it turned out to be so popular, he painted a second smaller painting from which to create the print of the Battle of the Little Big Horn.


Great Rock Island route.  Solid vestibule trains

Great Rock Island route. Solid vestibule trains
Creator: Rock Island Railroad Company
Date: 1890
Rock Island Railroad promotional advertisement in the form of a monthly calendar detailing the line route between Chicago and Kansas City, Council Bluffs, Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo.


James Lane lithograph

James Lane lithograph
Creator: Middleton, Strobridge & Company
Date: between 1860 and 1865
Lithograph of James Henry Lane by Middleton, Strobridge & Company. James Henry Lane (1814-1866) was a controversial figure in Kansas Territory. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1855, and quickly became an important Free State Party leader. He served as president of the Topeka and Leavenworth constitutional conventions and was elected one of the state's first U.S. senators. During the Civil War Lane raised the "Frontier Guard," recruited "Lane's Brigade," and formed the First Kansas Colored Volunteers. He committed suicide in 1866.


Remember when you go to St. Louis

Remember when you go to St. Louis
Creator: Missouri Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1880s or 1890s ?
Missouri Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement encouraging travel on its line between St. Joseph and St. Louis, MO, and other points in between.


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