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New York..jpg
Map of New York State packed with illustrations representing significant people and events from the state’s history. From skiing in the Northern Adirondacks to picking grapes in the vineyards of the West, the images on this map tell the stories that…

Black River map--small.jpg
This map's full title--"Lakes and reservoirs, head waters, Moose and Black Rivers: showing present and proposed feeders to Black River Canal"--reveals the underlying interests that probably generated its creation. Even in 1862, canals still were…

Saratoga Springs 1873.jpg
"In point of merit," writes Dr. George E. Walton in his survey of mineral springs, "the Saratoga waters equal, if they do not surpass, any of the kind in the world." By 1874 this village in the Upper Hudson River Valley had become a fashionable…

Ramapo Map.jpg
Dating to a time when water power was essential to manufacturing, the "Ramapo Works" (later simply Ramapo) were located at the base of Torne Mountain. A nail manufacturer from New York City named Josiah B. Pierson purchased the land in 1795, built a…

Niagara Frontier.jpg
Overview map of important settlements, forts, trails, and battles during the War of 1812 along the Niagara River.

USA outline large.jpg
This item consists of three files from an teaching atlas from England created by Rev. Edward Patteson. The first is a map of the United States, apparently not yet reflecting the Louisiana Purchase. The second is what Patteson terms a "Blank…

Topographical Map NY--small.jpg
At the time this map was created in 1865, the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 already had conceptualized Manhattan's grid above Houston Street and below 155th. But the city was far from filled in, and some of the island's original watercourses still were…

Taylor Romance Map NY.jpg
Fanciful state map was one of 48 created for Our U.S.A.: A Gay Geography. It serves as a kind of snapshot as to what were considered the major industries, cultural features, and "character" of New York State's major cities and regions. Some of these…

New York-The Empire State--small.jpg
Advertising map created by the Mentholatum Company promises the "romantic epochs of of New York history paraded before us in picturesque array." Although its text narrative and dates address the state's history, there also are many features of the…

Buffalo Rochester Pittsburgh.jpg
Map from the company's 1897 annual report shows the extent of this primarily industrial railroad, whose main purpose was to deliver coal from Pennsylvania mines to the industrial cities of Rochester and Buffalo. From the latter location, coal could…
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