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George L Catlin HOMES ON THE CENTRAL RAIL ROAD OF NEW JERSEY FOR NEW YORK BUSINESSMEN 1873 Antique Very Rare RR Piece Advertising Illustrated Homes Businesses Railroad Depot Maps Brochure Easton Somerville Bound Brook Raritan Dunellen Elizabeth Cranford Westfield Commuters Commuting

Title: Homes on the Central Railroad of New Jersey for New York Business Men. A Description of the Region Traversed by the Central Railroad of New Jersey, and Its Branches and Connections from New York to Mauch Chunk, Embracing a Statement of the Inducements and Conveniences Held Out Conjointly by the Railroad Company and Property Owners and Others Along the Line to Those Desirous of Securing Either Permanent or Transient Homes Outside of New York
Author: George L. Catlin - George Lynde Catlin
Publisher: Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
City: New York
Year: 1873
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 88 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This very rare antique railroad piece is bound in the original printed wrapper. An advertisement by the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, this brochure aims to persuade city dwellers to relocate to New Jersey and utilize the railroad lines to commute into the city for work. This little volume contains advertising, illustrations of homes, businesses, railroad depots and maps.

“While New Yorkers are jostling and crowding one another with their marble palaces and brown stone fronts, until Manhattan island bids fair in a few years to become covered with brick and stone from end to end; while the wearisome problems of rapid transit and the East River bridge, are still unsolved, leaving Westchester County and Long Island no nearer New York, in point of time and convenience, than they were two decades ago; while thousands of people who seen never to look farther than their noses, and, worse still, who don’t care to, are delving away all day long in stores and offices down town, and huddling themselves away at night in close, expensive quarters up-town; while hungry city land lords are raising rents and the deuce with their tenants at the same time. While all this is taking place, reader, remember that just across the Hudson, in fair, fertile, well governed Jersey, are thousands of dells and knolls and pretty villages, where a business man can, almost for the asking, secure a neat, convenient and healthful home, no further from his office than an up-town residence, and surrounded by scenes and influences that will give a lightness to his cares, and a halo to his domestic happiness. To a contemplation of facts and places such as these, it is that the reader’s attention is invited.†(From the Introduction)
Condition / Notes: This antique brochure displays some typical indications of age and wear, including chipping, small tears/loss and soiling to the wrapper. The wrapper is partially detached from the text block. The text block is sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild/moderate age toning/foxing, with some marginal chipping/loss to pages.

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Estimate $70 - $200May 19