Large C.1883 CB&QR Railroad Advertising Print
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AGE: Dated 1883
ITEM: Who rides on the CB & QR Railroad aka the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad? Well, it appears that all these famous actors, actresses and opera singers do! This is a large advertising print entitled "Waiting for the Call Boy" and appears to have been a souvenir for the Cincinnati Dramatic Festival of 1883.
CONDITION: Excellent! Ready to be framed! No rips/tears, discoloration, stains, etc.
HALLMARKS: Pertinent info is at the top and bottom of the print. All the personages present are named - they include Lawrence Barrett as Cassius, Nathaniel Carl Goodwin as Modus, Clara Morris as Emelia, John McCullough as Othello, J.E. Murdock as Hamlet, Mary Anderson as Juliet, Mademoiselle Rhea as Beatrice, and John A. Ellsler as Dogberry. Info on all these players can be found on the Internet.
SIZE: 10" x 6-3/8"
FINAL COMMENTS: The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or as the Q. The Burlington Route served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and also in New Mexico and Texas through subsidiaries Colorado and Southern Railway, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and Burlington-Rock Island Railroad. Its primary connections included Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver. Because of this extensive trackage in the midwest and mountain states, the railroad used the advertising slogans "Everywhere West", "Way of the Zephyrs", and "The Way West". It merged into Burlington Northern in 1970.
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