||1930's Pennsylvania State
The plain covers ended with
the 1934 map and color even appeared at the end of the decade.
TOURIST MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE HIGHWAYS 1930.
TOURIST MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE HIGHWAYS 1931.
TOURIST MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE HIGHWAYS 1932.
This Temporary Tourist Map of Pennsylvania State Highways
was issued in 1933 with the comment that the supply of
official tourist maps was exhausted; no other map has
been seen for this year. Size: 17 x 22 inches.
This map is a larger size, 27 x 41 inches, as well as the
first with a cover design, although in black and white.
The drawing is the capitol in Harrisburg.
This map returned to a more normal size, 24 x 36 inches,
and repeated the 1934 cover.
This 1936 map was issued by The Pennsylvania
Scenic and Historic Commission; no other map from this
year has been seen. That is William Penn, not Ben
Franklin, on the cover. The map shows only the major
highways. The commission published another map in 1937,
so this was not an 'official' Highway Department map.
Size: 18 x 32 inches.
This cover repeats the 1935 design, but in color.
This 1938 map is labeled 'Publicity
Commission'; no official Highway Department map from this
year has been seen. An article printed in The Evening News of Harrisburg, PA, on February 24, 1938 titled Tourist Booklet Is Issued by Pennsylvania said the following:.
"The recently released picture folder and map of Pennsylvania, distributed by the State Publicity Commission, is for tourists but it is not the State Highway Department's 1938 tourist map. The department said today that it will continue distributing the 1937 department map this year and that there will be no new road map issued until next year." It was also issued in 1939 when
Arthur James replaced George Earle as governor. Earle was
governor from 1935 through 1938 and his highway
department seemed to have little interest in publishing
tourist maps. Given the economy of the time, he had other
things to worry about.
This map begins a period of attractive cover drawings
which lasted until the mid 1950's.