• Image of Extra large Broadside for Special Excursion Train from Michigan
  • Image of Extra large Broadside for Special Excursion Train from Michigan
  • Image of Extra large Broadside for Special Excursion Train from Michigan

Extra large Broadside for Special Excursion Train from Michigan

$95.00

Nearly 18 inches long (see the photo with the red ruler) and on pulpy paper that has grown fragile with age. But this is still a very special broadside that one may have found posted in a variety of rail stations in 1893. It advertises a special world's fair excursion train from the Michigan Central Railway on one day only, October 17, the last month of the World's Columbian Exposition. It details the various stops along the way. With the fair just two weeks way from closing the special train no doubt was crowded with visitors wanting one last glimpse of the fair or possibly their first visit. The paper was very inexpensive and was intended to survive a week or so tacked to railway station walls and it has actually survived much better than one would have expected. We will ship it folded in half as it has been stored that way for 126 years. With care it can survive years more.