Panoramic Perspective of the Area Adjacent to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Recreational Area

Postwar panorama of a Union Pacific playground.

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Description

This attractive bird’s eye view is one of several such images designed by the talented Gerald Eddy to promote tourism along the lines of the Union Pacific Railroad through Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and California, updated as needed to feature new locations, routes, or features. Skillful shading and artistic effects present the rugged topography in a dramatic style, with the bright blue waters of Lake Mead in the center – the waterline conspicuously higher than would be seen today.

Iconic natural landmarks like the Valley of Fire, Grand Canyon, and Mt. Charleston are also illustrated. Urban areas are depicted in a more generalized fashion, though locations of interest, accommodations, and transportation depots are individually labeled. Hoover Dam is also prominently featured, having been renamed the year prior to publication.

Published in 1948 by the Union Pacific Railroad. Photographs, text, and a map of the UP lines across America can be found on the verso.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1948

Author: Gerald Eddy

Sheet Width (in): 30.75

Sheet Height (in): 21.5

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Creasing along originally issued fold lines and a small spots of separation at fold intersections, repaired on the verso with archival tape. Old rubberstamp in the lower right.

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