The Milwaukee Road

This is a postcard travel folder, printed by Kropp & Co. in Milwaukee…late 40s.  The locomotive is The Olympian.  There are 18 views, printed on standard-weight paper, in this foldout piece. Most are views (scenics, cities, bridges), but two are of other locomotives, which I have scanned in.  I found this folder in Erwin TN.  It sells on ebay for around $5.

3 thoughts on “The Milwaukee Road

  1. Kevin Baum June 6, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Cool stuff, especially in the digital age.

    • Bob Lawrence June 7, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      The internal pix didn’t scan very well. There was a period when companies like Kropp were adapting to new inks and new paper surfaces. It appears that the paper used for this folder was fairly absorbent. Thank you for your comment!

  2. Kevin Baum June 7, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I see things like this, and then I reflect to 1990, early 2000’s … the last 10 years. We continue to advance exponentially. I mean – refrigeration and a/c extended our lives by 30+ years! What a time to live.

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