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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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Map of the Month — June 2014

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 1939-1940 World’s Fair held in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, I have selected for this month’s map a beautiful bird’s eye view map, “New York World’s Fair with a new transit map of … Continue reading

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Map of the Month-May 2014

May’s map of the month, “Proposed Beecher Park on the Heights from Clark Street to Joralemon Street,” is an illustration that stretches across the inside of a four page circular advocating the advantages of this proposal to the citizens of … Continue reading

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Map of the Month-April 2014

This month’s map, Map of the property of heirs of Jane Smith, deceased, situate[d] at the Narrows in the town of New Utrecht, is taken from a collection of manuscript maps from the Teunis G. Bergen and Bergen family papers … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–March 2014

I selected this month’s map, New York State Parks, in a lull between February   snowstorms. The illustrator, C. Kroetzer, was clearly counting on exciting viewers’ imaginations with tableaus of outdoor leisure: the map is strewn with pictures of people sunbathing, … Continue reading

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