San Francisco: Sunset Publishing House, ca. 1911. Square 8vo. (32) pp. Illustrations of hotels on each page with descriptions. Designed by W. H. Bull. Striking color illustration on front cover; map of California with hotol locations on rear cover. Minor wear & scraping; a near fine copy of a scarce travel promotion brochure by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Item #20622
This brightly colored brochure advertises the famous California hotels along the West Coast. Includes promotion and photos of the Mission Inn, Riverside; Alpine Tavern, Mt. Lowe; Hotel Maryland, Pasadena; Hotels Alexandria and Van Nuys, Los Angeles; Hotel Virginia, Long Beach; Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Beach; Stratford Inn, Del Mar; Arlington, Santa Barbara; Paso Robles Hot Springs, Paso Robles; Hotel Del Monte, Monterey; Casa Del Rey, Santa Cruz; Palace, Fairmont and St. Francis Htels, San Francisco; and Tahoe Tavern, Lake Tahoe. William H. Bull arrived in San Francisco in 1894 and was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad as their first commercial artist. He specialized in doing advertising and painting pictures of California's beauty spots for Southern Pacific's promotional materials. Bull also designed covers for Sunset magazine.