Based on the colors and size, the brochure looks like a companion to Great Northern’s Alaska cruises brochure. But that one dates to 1938 while this Northwest brochure is dated eighteen years later, so the colors are simply a coincidence while the 8″x9″ size was used for many railroad advertising brochures.
Another difference is that, instead of unfolding into three panels (six counting both sides), this one unfolds into four panels (eight counting both sides). The first unfold reveals a photo of Mt. Rainier filling an entire panel. A map of the Pacific Northwest fills two more panels.
Two panels provide brief descriptions and photos of Seattle, Portland, and seven other Northwest cities. One panel features Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams while a half a panel is deemed sufficient for Mt. Hood and the Olympic Peninsula. Finally, a half panel advertises the Empire Builder and Western Star while another half lists GN travel agents.