Los Angeles: Pacific Folder Co., [ca. 1910]. pp., on eleven panels folded accordion-style. 24mo. Original printed wrappers. Some chipping and minor soiling to wraps. Leaves a bit toned. Good plus. Item #2041
Scarce, early 20th-century promotional for the recently incorporated town of Upland in San Bernardino County, California. This accordion-folded pamphlet contains four pages of text extolling the bounty of Upland and the surrounding area, a map of the region, and sixteen photographic views of sights, activities, and amenities of the town. These include images of several Upland streets and houses, municipal buildings and businesses, citrus agriculture, and more. Upland was incorporated in 1906 and the Grammar School pictured here was built just prior to 1910. This promotional was issued by the Upland Men's Club, apparently a Chamber of Commerce-like group with a fervid zeal against the "pestiferous saloon." We locate only one copy, at the Bancroft.