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Aerial Locomotive to California 1849
(Item #: 746)

A reproduction of a full-page advertisement for a new form of transportation. The Aerial Locomotive held great promise for coast-to-coast travelers in 1849, promising to carry passengers from New York to California in just seven days. With the appearance of a zeppelin, R. Porter & Co. proclaimed that the skies would be filled with aerial locomotives! The company played off of the gold rush in '49 and labeled their aerial locomotive as the "best route to the California gold." $50 per passenger!


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Document size: 11" x 14"