Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah Picnic Reunion Broadside
Pacific Electric Railway. Pacific Electric Railway broadside promoting a picnic reunion in Long Beach, California for former residents of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. First few lines of broadside read: "4 State Picnics - Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah in Joint Rally - All Day Saturday, July 9 - Bixby Park Long Beach." Broadside measures 6" x 18", is made of thin paper like that of newsprint and has a small pinhole at top edge for hanging. Published circa 1920s to 1930s. Broadside is in very good condition with ¼" piece missing from left edge, minor tearing on pinhole and light toning; text in red and black is still vibrant. The Pacific Electric Railway, known by many as the "Red Cars", was the largest interurban electric railway system in the U. S. , its heyday taking place in the mid-1920's. State reunion picnics were often held throughout the 1920's. This broadside promoted the picnic and the medium of transportation, "Ride the Big Red Cars - Practical Economical Reliable - Pacific Electric Railway." Image slightly cropped, please call for more images. . (Inventory #: 014775)
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