Very Good. Broadside. A bright railroad broadside from the Colorado Midland Railway, circa 1885. Nicely framed original cream broadside with blue and orange imprint, with two blue reproduction 1887 timetable pages of the railway below. The visible area of the broadside measures 25 1/2" x 10", with each timetable page measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/4". This broadside was reportedly found in the walls of Andre's Restaurant and Nightclub in Aspen, Colorado, in 1969, with a caption saying so in the frame. The building, built from 1885 to 1887, stands today, with Andre's name still on it. The broadside has one chip about two inches long, barely touching the text on the right margin, and only a few tiny soil spots show on the remarkably clean sheet. Not examined out of frame. "Colorado Midland open to Frying Pan / Direct and regular connection now made with Leadville, Buena Vista, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver! And All Points East...Now Running to and from Aspen Junction...Magnificent Trains! ...Gorgeous Scenery! ..." A very scarce find, with no copies found on OCLC. ; 43 1/4" x 20 1/2" . (Inventory #: 011767)
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