Map of Yosemite Transportation System operating motor car lines in Yosemite National Park and between Yosemite Valley and Lake Tahoe. YTS tour Tioga Pass route. For descriptive folders and information address Yosemite Transportation System Los Angeles 511 So. Spring Street San Francisco 689 Market Street Yosemite National Park, Calif [cover title]. N.p. Yosemite Transportation System, n.d. [early 1920s]. Single sheet, 23x48.8 cm, folded to make 8 panels. Promotes a four day motor tour of Yosemite National Park originating and terminating at El Portal, and travel between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite Valley by way of Tioga Pass. Verso is a four-panel colored bird's-eye map of "Yosemite Transportation System Motor Car Lines in Yosemite National Park and California's High Sierra" drawn by Gunnar Widforss. Widforss, born in Sweden in 1879, "was already a painter with an established European reputation when he visited California in 1921 on a proposed excursion to the Orient. But he was so moved by the scenery on the west coast, especially by the Yo-se-mighty," as he called it, that he canceled the remainder of his trip and with great enthusiasm set about painting the valley. While in Yosemite he met Stephen Mather, first director of the National Park Service, who persuaded him to specialize in the National Parks. His American reputation was established with a one-man exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in 1924. Included were paintings of Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon. He came to love the last of these places best and during the last decade of his life spent most of his time there, where he was a familiar and beloved figure" (Robertson, West of Eden, p. 140). A very good copy. (#166510).
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