DepressionScripGuy (Rod) wrote:
... it does have a printed frontispiece in it as well. It does say on the back of the print Copyright 1887 Buff Printing house. But right after the card is an ad for the American Bank Note Company. The other reason I bought it is I love the old fashioned ads. It's loaded with all kinds of great advertisements so it was a win win.
Great pick-up, Rod! That frontispiece is in really nice shape. The Railway Officials directory was printed from 1886 to 1895, but they only used one design. Some time during the 1890s they started combining this with the Railroad Manual, as Dan Cong pointed out, but they continued to include the frontispiece.