Dating gousha maps
This paper cover, with both sides shown here, has a 1923 Rand Mc Nally District No. The map is printed on both sides and includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, northern Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and southern New York. This yellow paper cover has a Rand Mc Nally 1923 District No. There is no logo and this company was probably a wholesaler or distributor rather than a retailer. This map is titled 'Tydol Trails Thru' Middle Atlantic' and shows Pennsylvania west to about Chambersburg.
Analog maps (large plate, hand etched negatives) and digital maps were produced out of this office.As digital mapping systems and GPS devices have become standard, the road map’s reign has hit a dead end.Yet these pieces of paper ephemera are only increasing in desirability, as much for nostalgic and aesthetic reasons as their usefulness. In the days before television and billboards, free road maps were a major means of advertising for the oil companies, and in the mid 1920's others joined Gulf in the free map game. More than one map for each year is shown on this page to further illustrate the beginnings of oil company road maps. It is undated but contains a reference to 1924 road construction. For some reason Tydol used this small map printer for the 1926 map. Gousha also joined Rand Mc Nally in producing oil company road maps. As the cover shows, Pennzoil was originally headquartered in Oil City. It includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.
Search for dating gousha maps:
Click Here to Enter Club Tug for this Full Video in HD.