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1926 Fred Bain Guide Map of Portland, Oregon

Hibernia Guide Map of Portland Oregon. - Main View

1926 Fred Bain Guide Map of Portland, Oregon



Hibernia Guide Map of Portland Oregon.
  1926 (dated)     14 x 18 in (35.56 x 45.72 cm)     1 : 50000


This is a scarce 1926 map of the city of Portland, Oregon issued by the Hibernia Commercial and Saving Bank. It covers the city of Portland in its entirety from the Columbia River south to the Riverview Cemetery and from Lincoln Park east to 102nd Street. The map details streets, rivers, railways, piers, parks, and other geographical details. The location of the Hibernia Commercial and Savings Bank ay Fourth and Washington Streets is noted. An inset of the Columbia River Highway, the Scenic Driveway of the World, is included in the right margin. Verso features a street index and points of interests. This map was issued by the Hibernia Commercial and Saving Bank and copyrighted by Fred B. Bain and Armena Pittmon.


Fred Barned Bain (14 March 14, 1880 - November 17 1968) was an American advertiser and businessman based in San Francisco. He was born in New York City, the son of a grocer; the family moved to Alameda shortly thereafter, appearing there in voting records in 1890. By 1910 he had a young family of his own in Oakland, and was working as a sales agent for a manufacturing firm. He did not stay an employee for long: by 1915 he had struck out on his own with an advertising business. Alhough want ads for his company called for salesmen to handle 'a high-class line of advertising calendars and novelties,' surviving products from his company appear to be predominantly maps. In particular, his series of 'E-Z guide' maps seem to have been successful. Bain produced maps mostly of regional California, and city plans. OCLC shows maps of Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. His customers, overwhelmingly, were banks who used Bain's maps as promotional tools. More by this mapmaker...


Very good. Minor weal along original fold lines. Minor spotting.