DescriptionA RARE 'OVERLAND MAIL ROUTE' STAGECOACH LINE BROADSIDE BY W. D. CARTER, PORTLAND, OREGON 1866. - This outstanding Overland Mail Route broadside is printed on heavy paper and is a letterpress engraving advertisement for the H. W. Corbett Company, proprietors of the Oregon Stage Line in 1866. Measuring 13 1/2" x 10 1/2" the broadside dramatically depicts a 'California Stage Company' "Concord" stagecoach racing through the countryside as pulled by six charging horses. Dated July 19, 1866, the advertisement advises potential customers to contact the 'ticket office at Arringoni's Hotel' at Portland, Oregon. The text reminds customers that they will enjoy 'pictueresque scenery' and that 'travelers avoid risk of ocean journey'.Overland Mail Route to California/Through in six days to Sacramento/...Oregon line of stage coaches... H.W. Corbett & Co., Proprietors Oregon Stage Line. Portland, July 19, 1866 Printed (LL, within image): H. Eastman; (LR, within image) W. Ke[i]th.; (on stagecoach): California Stage Comp[an]y.
Condition: The broadside has faded throughout concerning the original red print however the blue print is still vivid, especially at the borders. There is a light brown stain across 3/4 of the broadside however the image of the stagecoach and horse is in a strong black ink. The broadside is nicely framed in a 19th century wood and gesso stenciled frame.
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