California Pictorial Map
Produced by the Bank of America, 1938

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California Pictorial Map
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detail: compass
Bank of America, California: 1938
Color photo-process print
14 1/8 x 34 1/2 inches
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Pictorial map of the state rendered as a bird's-eye view from the Pacific Ocean looking east. The compass rose features peoples of the United States, and bears the seal of the Bank of America, which published the map as a promotion for development. The map shows hundreds of communities, as well as pictorial illustrations of people in working and leisure activities. Important sites, resorts, natural resources, agricultural products, etc., are illustrated.

The cartouche provides the following description:

"This pictorial map portrays California's unequalled diversity of resources and their development. From North to South-agriculture, cattle and sheep ranging, fishing, fruit growing, lumbering, manufacture, mining, motion pictures, petroleum, poultry raising, shipping, wine producing; plus opportunities for every type of outdoor recreation and spectacular sightseeing; plus great bridges, glamorous cities, and towns of rich historic interest; plus centers of culture, music, art, next door to great deserts and wild mountainous areas.

Bank of America serves each of the 307 communities shown and has grown with them so that today it ranks fourth largest in the nation, with resources in excess of $1,500,000,000."

Come to Treasure Island in 1939 for the Golden Gate International Exposition...visit our Treasure Island bank in the heart of the Exposition...and while here, see ALL of California."