This is a 1920 map of Seattle produced by the Chamber of Commerce for incoming visitors. The map is very detailed, including the names for almost every street, wharf, park, and ferry line in the area. The area from Fauntleroy to Green Lake is shown. A map key with hundreds of street names is also provided on the front. The verso details the many tourist attractions of Seattle.
The map is attractive in its simplicity while managing to convey an extensive amount of information. An interesting addition to this map is a penciled in line from downtown Seattle to "Washington State University," showing two possible routes. Who this was made for is unknown: a visiting professor? a prospective student? This small annotation adds a layer of historical depth to the map.
The verso goes into great detail about the many ways in which tourists can enjoy themselves in the city. A photo of Seattle shows the city's harbor as it stood in 1920, and an inset of the downtown area is provided. Four lengthy columns detail "Out of Door Sports" and "Some Attractions In and Near Seattle," describing pretty much anything a traveler could be interested in. Many interesting tidbits are included, such as a quote from the famous scot Sir Henry Lauder proclaiming the Seattle golf course the course with the most scenic beauty, or a quote from Taft about Seattle's boulevards naming them "one of the most magnificent combinations of modern city and medieval forest."
In addition to the sites of Seattle itself, the map describes the attractions nearby to the city in an effort to attract more tourists. Nine different sightseeing trips are offered, with options such as "Automobile Trip Around Lake Washington" (chicken dinner included), "Chinatown At Night," and a "Combination Water and Boulevard Trip," suggested to be the first of its kind in the US. The steamship services to Asia, Europe, South America, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and other locations are described and the steamers named. An Inside Passage excursion is advertised, lasting twenty-four days and costing one-hundred and forty-five dollars. Fishing, hunting, and hiking activities are all advertised. Many other bits of information useful to the average traveler are provided.