STATE AND TERRITORY MAPS
#54 - PENNSYLVANIA
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.
Area: 45,215 sq. mi.
Scenes: Shooting an Oil Well, Loading a Coal Barge, Blast
Furnace, Rolling Rails, Oil Refinery
above is a detail image from the back of an interesting variety I've
found on one of these Pennsylvania cards. It was originally printed
incorrectly, bearing "No 57", which should be for West Virginia. It
appears that this error was discovered before the cards were
distributed, and that a sufficient number of these were wrong to make
it worthwhile for the lithographer to create an overprint to correct
the error. Two solid bars were printed over the original "No 57", and
the correct "54" was printed to the right of it. (I also have a copy of
the misnumbered card without the corrective overprint.)
This type of overprint correction has also been found on the
Maine (#52), Oregon (#55),
West Virginia (#57), Louisiana (#58) and
Florida (#59) cards in this series. Please see the Errors & Curiosities - State Maps page to view examples. I'd
be very interested in hearing from other
collectors who've run across similar misprints on
this and any other Arbuckle cards.
Although the cards in this
series didn't include any additional descriptive
information for the individual states or territories, the
Illustrated Atlas of the United States of America
did devote several paragraphs to