Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania-Central Airlines. No date. Ca. 1941.
Pamphlet 9 x 4 inches unfolding to 18 x 28 inches. Airplane on front of folded map appears to be a DC-3. Unfolded the pamphlet features a color pictorial route map 18 x 16 inches (8 panels) depicting the airline's complete network; a dozen smaller maps on the remaining 18 panels of the double sided sheet display the shorter links that comprise the full system. Endorsement for Gulf Petroleum Products by airline president C. Bedell Monro on rear panel of folded map. Short separations at three fold intersections, only one of which (the smallest at 1/8 inch) affects the pictorial map, light wear to outside panels. Pictorial map is clean and bright. An uncommon piece of airline ephemera, possibly issued in conjunction with the opening of Washington's National Airport in 1941, which became headquarters for PCA. The design is particularly appealing in its minimalist design and the striking image of the propeller plane. Item #51258