VALLEJO AND MARE ISLAND[.] VALLEJO, CAL. THE CITY OF CASH [cover title]. California, Solano County, Vallejo.

VALLEJO AND MARE ISLAND[.] VALLEJO, CAL. THE CITY OF CASH [cover title]. N.p., n.d. [1908]. Single sheet, 7.5x93.5 cm, folded accordion-style into pictorial wrappers. 16 illustrations (including two two-panel panoramas of Mare Island). original light blue pictorial wrappers printed in dark blue. A promotional souvenir album produced on the occasion of the Great White Fleet's visit to San Francisco in 1908. The front wrapper has photographs of Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, commander of the fleet, who was replaced owing to poor health by Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, and the cruiser USS California (built in 1907). According to the promotional text, "Vallejo is called the 'City of Cash' by reason of the fact that $350,000 of Uncle Sam's gold coin is paid monthly to Navy Yard employes [sic] and the enlisted and naval service men, all of which circulates in Vallejo. Business is done on a cash basis. What other town in the whole world is so fortunate?" Not in Rocq. Rubber stamp of Vallejo "Stationery and Art Goods" store J. J. Madigan & Co. on inside front wrapper. OCLC reports one copy (California State Library). Touch of wear and soiling to wrappers, a very good copy. (#167624).

Price: $300.00

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