ALONG THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VIA THE POPULAR JO LINE STEAMERS. [cover title]

Chicago [IL]: Rand McNally & Co., Printers, nd [1889]. Oblong light green illustrated stiff paper wraps, 7 1/2 x 12 1/2 cm. Accordion-style text tipped in, with 6pp. of ads and a map printed on one side, and 6pp. of views on verso. A very nice example of this souvenir brochure for the Diamond Jo Line Steamers, with general offices in Dubuque, Iowa. The general passenger agent Fred A. Bill offered to send further information to anyone contemplating making a trip to any of the Northern Summer Resorts of the Upper Mississippi. The steamship line was founded by Joseph "Diamond Jo" Reynolds initially to transport grain from his business interests in the wheat trade. It later became a tourist line. OCLC lists a single copy at Yale. Item #63366

Price: $400.00

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