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Nice example rare, playful route map for the 1940 St. Paul Winter Grande Carnival Parade.

The image depicts a whimsical and detailed map, titled "Route of the Winter Carnival Grande Parade," marking the festive procession scheduled for Saturday, January 27th, 1940, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Signed by what was likely the parade's sponsor, Harley Davidson, the map captures not only the path of the parade but also the playful spirit of the occasion.

The parade route is delineated with a bold, meandering line, starting at Portland Street and concluding at the 6th Street Auditorium, encompassing landmarks such as 'The Cathedral' and streets like Selby, Dayton, and Rondo. Alongside the practical information, The map is infused with lighthearted commentary and illustrations that reflect the community's anticipation and the jovial atmosphere of the event. 


The map is apparently unrecorded.