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Duncan Hines’ Report on Lodging and Dining in  Hawaii via United Air Lines Mainliners
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Duncan Hines’ Report on Lodging and Dining in Hawaii via United Air Lines Mainliners

By HAWAII) Duncan Hines.

Chicago.: United Airlines.. 1949.. Booklet, 7 ¼ x 5 inches, 16 pp in glossy paper wraps. A guide to the Hawaiian Islands purportedly written by Duncan Hines, known for his restaurant ratings and the food products line bearing his name. In 1935 he published "Adventures in Good Eating," a restaurant guide, and progressed to newspaper food columns in the late 40s and 50s. In 1952 he introduced Duncan Hines Bread, expanding to cake mixes in the late 50s. He licensed his name to various manufacturers, with ownership of the Duncan Hines line eventually passing to Procter and Gamble. Booklet in very good clean condition, with photos of Hines and wife on verso of front and rear covers. In both photos Hines’ sports what is termed "a native-woven coconut hat"— two cautionary images. Very good clean condition. An interesting booklet, viewed from a contemporary perspective, with many residents, it is written," hope that the islands will become "the 49th State of the United States." .

$35.00

Washington for the Farmer.
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Washington for the Farmer.

By WASHINGTON / RECRUITMENT BOOKLET) P.S. Eustis, A.B. Smith, &A.J. Dickinson representing RRs listed below.

Chicago Ill. & St. Paul MN.: Northern RR.. First Edition.. 1923.. Promotional booklet, 9 x 6 inches, 78 pp, paper wraps, photo-illustrated, with two maps-a centerfold depicting Washington and Northern Idaho, and a one-page route map featuring the three railroads’ main lines to Washington State from the south and east. Very good clean condition. Text extols the fertile farmland available to settlers in Washington, a state "considerably larger than England," and promotes opportunities for General Farming, Fruit Growing, Dairying, Live Stock, Poultry, etc. The booklet divides the state by regions, focusing on Western Washington, Puget Sound Country, Olympic Peninsula, Southwestern and Eastern Washington, and nine additional geographical regions of the state, each offering great opportunity to the resettled farmer. A separate section is devoted to Northern Idaho. Booklet promotes "reduced rates" for the home-seeker, and cautions that "three days are required to make a continuous trip from either Chicago or St. Louis." A fascinating promotional booklet issued 95 years ago. Limited WorldCat holdings for this first edition. .

$60.00

Mount Wilson Hotel 6,000 Feet High ..Every day in the Year your own car or by stage.. via Angeles Crest Highway.

By CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES - PASADENA)

Pasadena, Los Angeles.: Mount Wilson Hotel.. No date. Ca. 1940s?. Pamphlet, 9 x 4 inches, four panels, two color illustrations, light overall wear and creasing. This brochure, issued for the no longer extant Mount Wilson Hotel, is a visit into the past, with prices for dining room service (dinner $1.00), cottage rates, stage schedule and fares.... .

$45.00

San Diego, California.  A County Rich in Resources With Superior Attractions for the People Who Want the Best.
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San Diego, California. A County Rich in Resources With Superior Attractions for the People Who Want the Best.

By CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO) Mills, John S.

San Diego.: County.. No date. Ca. 1908.. Booklet, illustrated throughout in black and white, 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, pictorial paper wrappers, very good condition. A booster publication for the growing city of San Diego, the current copy is an early issue of a publication that was continued through to 1915 (The Huntington Library has a copy with the "Seal of Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915, on front cover". The front cover of the current copy shows the elegant city and harbour seen through the city gates with figures in the garb of the ancient world holding the tools of the building trades on either side of the gates. There are several references to 1908, and statistics such as building permits are given through January1 to October 1 of 1908. Much detailed information on the development of the city, and also an extensive section on "County towns and surroundings." The back cover features a map showing "San Diego's Advantageous Location." An early and uncommon issue. .

$285.00

Richfield Strip Maps.  Pacific Coast Highways.  (Cover title: Richfield "Strip Maps" California Oregon Washington.  Let's go places with Richfield.
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Richfield Strip Maps. Pacific Coast Highways. (Cover title: Richfield "Strip Maps" California Oregon Washington. Let's go places with Richfield.

By WEST COAST TOURING - CALIFORNIA / OREGON /WASHINGTON)

Richfield Oil Co.. 1934.. Booklet, 9 x 3 1/2 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers, two color strip maps throughout, 24pp. Very good condition. Interesting strip maps from the early 1930s touring; the contents list the various routes, including Portland via Chuckanut Drive to Vancouver B.C... .

$65.00

Map of Portland Oregon with a Highway Map of Western United States. Map title: Map of Portland Oregon (City of Roses).
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Map of Portland Oregon with a Highway Map of Western United States. Map title: Map of Portland Oregon (City of Roses).

By OREGON - PORTLAND)

Portland, OR.: G.D. Curry.. Ca. 1930s. A 1930 population figure is quoted.. Black and white street map, 20 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches on sheet size 22 x 28 folding to pamphlet 11 x 4 3/4 inches, black and white ads and map (Pacific Road Map - 15 x 9 1/2 inches) on verso. Portland Airport is shown on Swan Island. A most interesting map of Portland in the 1930s, extending to the west not far beyond the West Hills (Shattuck Road) with large areas even to that point not filled by housing. A "city boundary" is drawn just south of the Peninsula Drainage District on the south side of the Columbia - an area which already includes Peninsula Golf Club and Riverside Golf Club. One of the advertisements surrounding the map of Portland is for W.C. Flynn Real Estate. .

$50.00

The Pacific Monthly.
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The Pacific Monthly.

By PACIFIC NORTHWEST) Miller, Joaquin, et al.

Portland, OR.: The Pacific Monthly Co.. Volume 1 No. 1.. 10- 1898.. Photo illustrated magazine, paper wraps, 10 x 7 inches, 42 pp plus 14 pp. advertising. Lead article "Physical Characteristics of the Northwest" written by topographical engineer, cartographer, and landscape painter Captain Cleveland Rockwell. Other articles by celebrated civic and literary figures of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The magazine suffers from damp toning at margins of pages; the discoloration does not impede on the clarity of text or photo images. There are fourteen pages of advertising placed at front and rear of magazine (incorrectly numbered). Good condition, despite damp toning. A scare first edition of the magazine which merged with Sunset Magazine in 1911. .

$75.00

Portland. Western Airlines.
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Portland. Western Airlines.

By OREGON - PORTLAND)

Western Airlines.. No date. Ca. 1970?. Color poster, 38 x 25 inches. A few soft creases from rolling, 1/2 inch abrasion to upper left corner, light foxing on verso; good, clean condition. Western Airlines merged with Delta in 1987. .

$65.00

Film Ephemera.
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Film Ephemera.

By OREGON - PORTLAND / 20s MOVIE THEATER PROGRAMS)

1929.. Three small folded (approx. 4 ½ x 2 ¼ inch) movie theater handouts listing "Coming Attractions." for Portland, Oregon movie theatres. Three list attractions for July and August 1929 ("Clara Bow’s first all-talking picture!") while one lists attractions for July 1936. The three 1929 handouts show adult prices beginning at 25¢, while the 1936 handout states "Adults 20¢ Any Seat." Text on the 1929 listings refers to "part talking drama," "all talking and singing," "both stars talk and sing," while the 1936 handout advertises "news," "color cartoon," and "treasure chest Wednesday night," etc. Discover film stars of yesteryear (Hobart Bosworth, Dorothy Mackaill, etc.) Good clean condition. .

$50.00

Mr. Otis.

By Holbrook, Stewart H.

New York.: The Macmillian Company.. 1958.. Full page color ills., 70pp., 8vo (10 x 7.25in.), cloth covered boards. Very good condition. Color pictorial dust jacket with small chip to bottom front and 1in. repaired tear to lower portion of backstrip. .

$20.00

Through Sheltered Scenic Seas to Alaska
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Through Sheltered Scenic Seas to Alaska

By ALASKA)

Montreal.: Ltd.. 1925.. Brochure approximately 9 x 8 inches detailing aspects of rail service across Canada to Vancouver or Prince Rupert on the west coast as well as steamship service from Vancouver north to Alaska. Brochure unfolds to a full-page detailed map 31 ½ x 18 inches depicting the routes north to "The Land of Gold and Romance." Descriptive text on verso focuses on scenic attractions and various communities comprising the tour. Very good clean condition. Text in bold on map describes "Sheltered Scenic Seas-Narrow Winding Fiords-Mighty Snow-Caped Mountains-Gleaming Glaciers." An uncommon item providing a large and highly detailed mapping of the region. No WorldCat listing. .

$185.00

Great Northern Railway.  Railway Map of Portland, Ore. and Vicinity.  June 1927.
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Great Northern Railway. Railway Map of Portland, Ore. and Vicinity. June 1927.

By OREGON - PORTLAND - GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY)

Office of Chief Eng'r, G.N.Ry.. 06- 1927.. Huge blueprint map, 38 x 56 inches, folding to 12 x 8 1/4 inches, Several tears and separations along fold lines, but otherwise in good condition. Beneath the title at lower right corner text notes: "G.N. Ry. Joint Interest Tracks shown, S.P. & S. Ry. shown, Joint S.P. & S. Ry and N.P. Ry. Shown, Oregon Electric Ry. shown 1402-15-1". "August 16, 1950" is stamped below. .

$225.00

Circus Room.
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Circus Room.

By WASHINGTON - VANCOUVER / MENU)

Vancouver, WA.: Circus Room.. 1949.. Menu, 13 x 10 inches, for a restaurant and bar located in the St. Elmo Hotel, a circa 1900 hotel in downtown Vancouver, Washington. The menu reports that the "Chocolate Soldier," one of the alcoholic beverages listed on the menu and priced at 63¢ was "Awarded prize as champion cocktail of Europe for 1949." By whom this great honor was bestowed is not revealed. The Circus Room’s existence was clearly facilitated by passage of Washington State Initiative 171 in the Presidential Election of November 1948. The Initiative authorized the sale of liquor by the drink in restaurants, hotels, clubs, trains, ships and airplanes. A modest listing of Chinese dishes comprises the food offerings on the menu; the bulk of the menu's listings are devoted to alcohol: Scotch, Bourbon, Gin, etc. etc. plus a special listing of "Tropical" beverages, for example the Zombie ("A man's drink, as only a lumberjack can handle this") or the Scorpion ("Served in a huge bowl for two people"). Menu in very good clean condition, presumably from the first year of operation. The cover of the menu features a circus clown balancing an oversize cocktail glass on his butt...presumably indicative of the good times to be had at the St. Elmo. .

$35.00

Steve Crane's Kon-Tiki.
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Steve Crane's Kon-Tiki.

By OREGON - PORTLAND / MENU)

Los Angeles, California (?): Steve Crane Associates.. No date. Ca. 1960s.. Irregularly shaped Polynesian-themed menu with image of the sun king Kon-Tiki on the front cover. Crane was briefly a film actor in Hollywood in the mid-1940s but moved on to establish a successful restaurant in Beverly Hills and in 1958 initiated a network of restaurants with elaborate Polynesian decor in partnership with Sheraton hotels (this particular menu is from the Sheraton Motor Inn, Portland, Oregon). The menu is for the Luncheon Buffet with prices starting at $1.25. As with many themed restaurants, the money was in the bar. Crane, who was briefly married to actress Lana Turner, retired from the restaurant business in the late 70s. .

$65.00

King O' Clubs Theater Restaurant.
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King O' Clubs Theater Restaurant.

By OREGON - PORTLAND / MENU)

Portland, OR.: King O' Clubs Restaurant.. No date. Ca. 1948?. Menu 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches featuring an image of the King of Spades playing card on the front cover. Text on rear cover suggests folding the menu and putting it in the mail. Message and address panels provided, with area indicated for a 3¢ stamp. The "Theater Restaurant" advertises shows at 9:00 pm and midnight, with cocktail service beginning at 11 am. Menu features entrées priced between $2.50 and $4.00 (including cocktails, soup, and dessert). A short drinks offering lists wine and beer. Rear cover notes "Wyn Walker and his Orchestra"; also "Tommy Smith Singing MC" and "Irene Lambeth, Owner and Manager." Good clean condition. .

$45.00

Ernie Piluso.
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Ernie Piluso.

By OREGON - EUGENE / MENU)

Eugene, OR.: Piluso's.. No date. Ca. 1950s.. Classy menu 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches for noted wrestler Ernie Piluso's restaurant in Eugene, Oregon. No address or date given. Prices (Thick English Lamb Chops $1.75) suggest mid-1950s. Good clean condition. .

$45.00

The Space Needle Restaurant.
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The Space Needle Restaurant.

By WASHINGTON - SEATTLE / SPACE NEEDLE MENU)

Seattle.: Western International Hotels Company.. No date. Ca. 1963.. Exceptionally clean luncheon menu from the iconic Space Needle Restaurant in Seattle, with unused mailing envelope and gold coaster featuring an embossed image of the famous tower. The menu identifies Kurt Wuest as Chef de Cuisine (in that position from the restaurant's 1962 opening) and features "luncheon selections" in the $2.50 to $3.50 price range. A folding flap on the menu features a golden embossed image of the Space Needle with, on verso, a drinks menu (Mixed Drinks $1.25, Highballs $1.00, etc). Rear of menu states: "Opened on April 21, 1962." Menu in excellent clean condition. The mailing envelope bears the insignia "The Eye of the Needle" with, beneath, "Seattle, Washington U.S.A."; no zip code follows. (Zip codes were introduced in 1963.) The mailing envelope shows creasing at the flap end but, overall, is clean and quite serviceable. At bottom of interior panel of menu is the notice "Souvenir copy of Menu ready for mailing .75"; evidently this menu is an example of the "souvenir copy..." .

$115.00

Portland's New Opera House, "The Marquam."
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Portland's New Opera House, "The Marquam."

By OREGON - PORTLAND / MARQUAM OPERA HOUSE)

Portland, OR.: West Shore (Magazine) Leopold Samuel, Publisher.. 10-26- 1889.. Single sheet, the rear cover of the West Shore magazine of October 26, 1889, sheet size 11 ¾ x 8 ¾, with color lithograph view of Portland’s Marquam Opera House. The color lithograph view is in excellent condition. The Opera House, which was officially opened in 1890, was built by P. A. Marquam on a commercial property he owned in downtown Portland. The Opera House was later renamed the Orpheum and succumbed to the wrecker’s ball in the 1970s. In the San Francisco journal "The Pacific," a notice from 1902 states: "At the presentation of 'Ben Hur' at the Marquam Opera House...for seven consecutive times $23,000 was taken in--$9,000 more than ever was received in the same building upon any other occasion." .

$65.00

San Diego California.  Street guide and automobile Road Map of San Diego City, County - and Southern California.
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San Diego California. Street guide and automobile Road Map of San Diego City, County - and Southern California.

By CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO) Hamilton, Wallace (pictorial map).

San Diego.: Rodney Stokes Company for San Diego Trust and Savings Bank.. 1938.. Folded map of San Diego, California unfolding to highly detailed map of the city 22 x 34 inches; excellent condition. Verso of map includes detailed map of La Jolla 17 x 11 inches, small maps of "Business District" and "Mission Beach," and a 17 x 22 inch pictorial map by Wallace Hamilton (dated 1935) detailing San Diego in the context of Southern California, extending from the border with Mexico to the south, Yuma, Arizona to the east, Los Angeles to the north, and Needles to the northeast. Pictorial inserts on map depict Mission San Diego, Balboa Park, Broadway Waterfront, Fishing on Coronado Island, Junipero Serra Museum, and many more sites of interest. Additional information is provided in text panels with focus on San Diego History and Points of Interest. Very good clean condition. When folded, rear panel provides room for an address (both "To" and "From" with instruction "To Mail Place 1 ½ Cent Stamp Here." An uncommon item in virtually unused condition. .

$125.00

Poultry Raising in Oregon
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Poultry Raising in Oregon

By OREGON / POULTRY-KEEPERS) Dryden, James.

Portland, OR.: Portland Commercial Club.. No date. Ca. 1910.. Brochure, 6 x 3 ½ inches, 24 pp., photo-illustrated with informational charts etc. advocating Oregon as an ideal destination for those seeking economic well-being through poultry raising. Different regions of the state are discussed with regard to successful poultry raising; the increasing value of eggs and hens is documented; mixed farming is advocated for "under the free range colony system...a thousand or more hens may be kept...without interfering with the rotation of crops." Brochure in excellent clean condition; as new. In sum: Oregon offers manifold opportunities for poultry keepers. The state "is producing several million dollars worth of poultry and eggs a year, and that is but a drop in the bucket to what it will be producing in a few years. We have good poultry-keepers in this State; we want more of them...." .

$45.00

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