The Greyhound Route Map of the United States 1937

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Greyhound Lines. “A Good-Natured Map of the United States: Setting Forth the Services of the Greyhound Lines and a Few Principal Connecting Bus Lines”

Probably the first version of a popular pictorial map depicting the routes of the fast-growing Greyhound Bus Lines. The first Greyhound bus began operation in Hibbing, Minnesota, in 1914 (see the illustration at the top center of the map). The Golden Gate Bridge had just opened (1937). The “good nature” of the map condones social and racial stereotypes that proliferate in the map’s pictorials — Native American Indians snake dancing, African-Americans picking cotton — all captioned with “down home” lingo. At the time of the map, black passengers faced segregated buses and facilities in the South.

Laminated option: Printed onto quality paper and finished with a gloss laminate.