Chicago: Poole Bros. Printers and Engravers, . Ephemera. Brochure, 21 cm tall, 24 1/2 X 18 1/4" when unfolded. Illustrated with a map of Yellowstone by Carl J. Hals and A. Rydstrom on the rear. With several splits to one of the folds. One of the splits is long, measuring approximately 8" Very good minus. Item #62315
From the National Park Service web site (posted 2012 by Jessica Gerdes, Librarian):
"Yellowstone was known as 'Wonderland' even before it became a national park, the first apparent publication of this name being in a series of articles by C. C. Clawson in 1871. This name was quickly picked up by many others, including E. J. Stanley ('Rambles in Wonderland') and Olin Wheeler (1883-1896 series, 'Wonderland.')
"NPRR grabbed onto the idea and expanded it. This brochure (the second issue, 1885) purports to be a letter written by the now grownup Alice... who is travelling on the Northern Pacific, from Chicago. Alice describes to her friend, Edith, all of the sights and stops along the railroad, including historical tidbits as well as painting a beautiful picture of the scenery."