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[Manuscript cartoon satirizing Claude Grahame-White’s triumph at the 1910 Harvard Boston Aero Meet.] [Boston area, 1910.]

Claude Grahame-White triumphs at the 1910 Harvard Boston Aero Meet

A delightful hand-drawn cartoon celebrating Claude Grahame-White’s round-trip flight to Boston Light at the 1910 Harvard-Boston Aero Meet. Background The Harvard Boston Aero Meet, jointly organized by the Aero Club of New England and the Harvard Aeronautical Society, took place between September 3rd and 13th, 1910. Twenty-two aviators from around the world descended on Harvard […]

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MURPHY & BOLANZ OFFICIAL MAP OF THE CITY OF DALLAS & SUBURBS. REVISED AND CORRECTED TO JANUARY 1911. Dallas: J.P. Murphy and Charles F. Bolanz, 1911.

Colossal and unrecorded wall map of Dallas, Texas

A colossal and unrecorded wall map of Dallas Texas, issued at a seminal moment in the development of the modern city. Dallas was one of the great American boom towns of the late 19th century, developing rapidly from a small frontier outpost into Texas’ most dynamic city. This map was issued in 1911, shortly after […]

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1912 United States of Guggenheimerica

Cartoon map taking aim at the Guggenheim mining empire

An unusual and mildly anti-Semitic cartographic cartoon from 1912 taking aim at the power of the Guggenheim Family and their purported corrupt dealings in Alaska. The cartoon depicts the United States in outline, towered over by eight of its industrial titans. East of the Mississippi are Morgan, Rockefeller and Carnegie, glaring across the river at […]

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Aeroplane Map OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK [and on verso:] GLACIER NATIONAL PARK [:] AEROPLANE MAP FOLDER. [Minneapolis?]: Great Northern Railway, [ca. 1913-1919?]

Early bird’s-eye view of Glacier National Park

An early bird’s-eye view of Glacier National Park issued by the Great Northern Railway, highlighting both its natural grandeur and its transformation into a mass-tourism destination. President Taft signed Glacier National Park into being in 1910. Located on more than one million acres in northwestern Montana, abutting the Canadian border and bounded on the southwest […]

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1913 George Ring Great Dayton Flood

The Great Dayton Flood of 1913

A striking and extremely rare 1913 chromolithographic view of the Great Dayton Flood during which water and fire laid waste to much of downtown Dayton, Ohio. The worst natural disaster in Ohio history, the Great Dayton Flood was caused by a series of heavy rainstorms in March 1913. After several days of rain, on March […]

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[ Kaiser Wilhelm ] A. Delaye, LE RÈVE DU FOU[:] THE MADMAN’S DREAM. Paris: Ch[arles?] Delaye, 1914.

Kaiser Wilhelm as a madman

A vivid and all-but unrecorded French pictorial map attacking Kaiser Wilhelm early in the First World War. Illustrator Delaye depicts the Kaiser in a pose reminiscent of Frankenstein, lurching toward western Europe with his hands outstretched, dripping blood, while his right boot reaches toward the French possessions in North Africa. A bright-red Germany serves as […]

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The Dangerfield Printing Co. Ltd., SUBJECT NATIONALITIES OF THE GERMAN ALLIANCE. London: Stanford’s Geographical Establishment, ca. 1917.

Subject Nationalities of the German Alliance

A First World War persuasive map offering a vivid representation of the complexities, even contradictions, involved in achieving President Wilson’s aim of “the reorganization of Europe, guaranteed by a stable settlement, based alike upon the principle of nationalities…” “In December 1916, President Woodrow Wilson of the United States, as the leader of the world’s most […]

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John C. Mulford, Chief Cartographer / C. C. Faunce, Cartographer / A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, GOOD ROADS EVERYWHERE[:] UNITED STATES TOURING MAP SHOWING 150,000 MILES OF PRINCIPLE TRAVELED HIGHWAYS…. Washington, D.C.: National Highways Association, 1924.

The National Highways Association pitches a “Four-Fold System of Highways”

A most interesting persuasive map published in 1924, showing “part of a system of 250,000 miles of United States highways advocated by the National Highways Association [NHA] to be built and forever maintained by the United States government.” With extensive annotations from an early owner, tracing a round trip around the country. The map depicts […]

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1924 REPORT OF SUMMER WORK WITH THE UNITED ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY

A remarkable United Electric Light and Power archive, with maps

A unique report, heavily illustrated offering an inside view of the United Electric Light and Power Company in 1924 as it was well on its way to dominating power transmission in Manhattan. With four Manhattan maps, among them a monumental blueprint of the island’s electrical supply system. A native of Maplewood, New Jersey, William Barry […]

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