This set is a revised and expanded version of the original State Maps series, which was issued in 1889.
The back of each card in this series contains an educational narrative describing each state or territory and providing various facts and figures about it in a standard format. Such things as geographical location, size (both land area and water area), state capital, terrain, principal minerals, farm crops, manufactured goods, climate, and population are all summarized.
SCENES: U.S. Navy Coaling Station; Copra
SIZE: 3" x 5"
LITHOGRAPHER: Not identified.
CONDITION: Fine, I'd say. This card is bright and fresh, with just barely worn corners. There appear to be 3 or 4 faint thumb bends in the left half of the card.
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Guam, an island in the Pacific Ocean, lies in a direct line from San Francisco to the southern part of the Philippines, and is 5,044 miles from San Francisco and 1,506 miles from Manila. The gross area is 210 square miles. The capital is Agana. Guam came into the possession of the United States in 1898. Arbuckles' Coffee comes to you with all its precious coffee aroma preserved in sealed packages.
The island is fertile and to a great extent covered with timber lands. The inhabitants are mostly immigrants or descendants of immigrants. There are 18 schools and about 90 per cent. of the natives can read and write. The prevailing language is English.
Guam is used as a naval and coaling station, the commander of the station holding the office of governor.
The productions include tropical fruits, cacao, rice, corn, tobacco and sugar cane. Copra is the leading industry. Droughts and typhoons often visit the island and affect the yearly production, however.