Rare early pictorial Greyhound map of the United States.
The map promotes several different bus lines, Pacific Greyhound and Pickwick Greyhound, and is surrounded on all sides by vignettes American scenery, vacation destinations and landmarks.
The map illustrates the major cities serviced by Greyhound and connecting routes, with a vignette stretching along the bottom with scenes from the east coast to the west coast. Greyhound was the first transcontinental bus line. Noted: Pacific Greyhound Lines : Pickwick States System, California Transit Co. "Yelloway", Oregon States, Union Auto Transportation Co., Southern Pacific Motor Transport Co. California Parlor Car Tours and affiliated lines".
Greyhound Bus Lines
The predecessor to Greyhound established its first route in Hibbing, Minnesota, in 1914. The company adopted the Greyhound name in 1929.
By 1930, more than 100 bus lines had been consolidated into the parent company, then called Motor Transit Corporation, which changed its name to The Greyhound Corporation after the Greyhound name used by earlier bus lines, moving from Duluth, Minnesota to Chicago.
By the end of World War II, it was by far the dominant bus transit line in the country, operating a massive fleet of newly designed coaches (as illustrated on this map), from a series of new terminals, many of which were constructed in the Art Deco style known as Streamline Moderne.
The map is unknown, except for the example in the David Rumsey collection.