This is a 1928 Epstein Lithography Company stationery map of Nebraska promoting Omaha as a great city in which to do business. The map depicts the region from Idaho to the Mississippi River and from North Dakota to Kansas and Colorado. Omaha is marked by a large black target with railroad lines snaking out in every direction, emphasizing how connected Omaha is to the rest of the country. Laudatory promotional text is situated below the map beneath the title ' A Natural Metropolis'. A wonderful view of downtown Omaha occupies the bottom of the sheet.
Letterhead for the Lee-Kountze Hardware Company, located at 9th and Farnam Streets, is printed on the verso. A typewritten letter addressed to Smith and Wesson appears below the letterhead and reads:
Can you furnish a 22 S and W Target Pistol in the 26 oz. or heavier gun.
Yours very truly,
Lee-Kountze Hdwe. Co.
A stamp at the bottom of the sheet identifies that the letter was received by Smith and Wesson on June 8, 1928, but it is not noted if it was ever answered.
This letterhead was created by the Epstein Lithography Company of Omaha, Nebraska in 1928 likely for the Bureau of Publicity of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce as a means for local businesses to promote the best qualities of Omaha when corresponding with entities outside the city. This particular example was used by the Lee-Kountze Hardware Company.
Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Typed letter to Smith and Wesson on verso.