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Map of the Month–October 2014

October’s Map of the Month, “Railroad terminal map of New York Harbor” created by the Port of New York Authority in 1933, shows New York Harbor in all its early 20th century might. According to The Encyclopedia of New York, … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–September 2014

For September’s map of the month, we’ll take one last nostalgic look at leisure pursuits in the “Colorgraph Map of New York,” published in 1954.  As the cover proclaims, it is a “souvenir picture map of New York with 380 … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–August 2014

The August Map of the Month conjures a bit of summertime nostalgia: “Map Showing How to Reach Ebbets Field, Brooklyn.”   The flip side of the map, shown below, has a full team photo and roster. A quick consultation with The … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–July 2014

For July’s Map of the Month, I have chosen a 1974 copy of the “New York City Subway Guide,” to commemorate the work of Massimo Vignelli, who died in New York on May 27. This map was issued by the … Continue reading

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Mapping the first Red Scare: Ohman’s map of ‘racial colonies’

This “Map of the Borough of Brooklyn : Showing Location and Extent of Racial Colonies” (featured on the blog in March 2012) published by A. R. Ohman in the early 20th century has always piqued the interest of researchers and … Continue reading

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