This advert from Life magazine promotes trips from Buffalo through Chicago and Milwaukee to Duluth. I found it on the Internet Archive.
The itinerary is especially cool to me because this was before the St. Lawrence Seaway was completed. So the Great Lakes were kind of bottled up, in 1901, and not connected to the oceans in a transportationy way. So this is cool to think in an era when Viking cruise ships could not reach the lakes, if you know what I mean.
Also, the hook here is the Pan-American Exposition. I used to teach a class about our evolving self-understanding through the Crystal Palace, the Expositions, the World’s Fairs, even the Sunsphere.
So this ad hits all my buttons.
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