1912 Poole Brothers Railroad Map of the United States and Canada

Canadian Pacific Railway and Connecting Lines. - Main View

1912 Poole Brothers Railroad Map of the United States and Canada


The Canadian Pacific Railway and connecting railroads.


Canadian Pacific Railway and Connecting Lines.
  1912 (dated)     17.5 x 31.5 in (44.45 x 80.01 cm)     1 : 6336000


This 1912 Poole Brothers railroad map of the United States and Canada details the Canadian Pacific Railway and its many connections. Created with both vacationers and business travelers in mind, bright red lines highlight the Canadian Pacific Railway's network throughout southern Canada and the northern United States. These lines connect Boston, Ottawa, Montreal, Detroit, Minneapolis, Chicago, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Canadian national parks, such as Banff, are labeled in bold. Thinner but bold black lines promote lines connecting cities further afield throughout the United States, underscoring the railroad's continental reach. Additionally, dashed lines trace steamship routes, including one between Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle. Information concerning ticketing routes and optional routes appears in the lower right.
Publication History and Census
This map was created by Poole Brothers and published by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Several editions of this map were published both before and after 1912. A single example of this 1912 edition is cataloged in OCLC, part of the collection at Stanford University.


Poole Brothers (fl. c. 1880 - 1968) were a Chicago based firm active in the late 19th and early 20th century with an initial focus on promotional railroad maps. Poole Brothers was founded by George Amos Poole, one of the original four partners in the firm that would become Rand McNally, and his brother William H. Poole. Poole started his own firm, Poole Brothers, as a direct competitor to Rand McNally for the lucrative railroad business. Like many of its competitors, Poole Brothers maintained an office on Chicago's Printer's Row (downtown Loop district). Nevertheless, the two firms, along with Cram and Company, seem to have come to an accord, at least with regard to price-fixing, for which they were cited by the Federal Trade Commission in 1948. Their earliest known work is an 1880 map of Yellowstone National Park. Afterward they went on to produce a vast range of maps and other print products including tickets, cards, coupons, and restaurant menus. In time Poole Brothers merged with Newman-Randolph, which was then acquired by the American Can Company in the early 1960s. The American Can Company liquidated its printing concerns later in the same decade. Learn More...


Very good. Closed margin tears professionally repaired on verso. Area of verso reinforcement. Exhibits slight loss to left margin not effecting printed area.


OCLC 978670421.