1927 map of American radio stations

Compiled, drawn & published by Richard F[riend] Lufkin, Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Boston, RADIO BROADCAST STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES & CANADA. Boston: Richard F. Lufkin, 1927.
15 3/8”h x 27 3/8”w at neat line plus margins. Vertical centerfold, else excellent condition.

An unrecorded thematic map of the United States listing the locations and call letters of American radio stations in 1927. Each circle on the map bears call letters identifying a single station, and insets are used for urban areas with a high density of broadcasters, as for example in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The map is an artifact of a time when it was still cool to “collect” radio stations, and is designed so that avid listeners can “check off” all the stations they hear. 

“Richard Friend Lufkin [1895-1963] was a professional civil engineer and head of the Richard Lufkin Company (engineers, draftsmen, artists, and cartographers). He was an Abraham Lincoln scholar and published a number of writings and illustrated maps revolving around Lincoln and his time spent in New England. He was also a popular speaker around New England on Lincoln related topics.” (“Guide to the Richard F. Lufkin Collection,” Bridgewater State University)

Not in OCLC or Rumsey (July 2019).