Romance Map of the North Country

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Title

Romance Map of the North Country

Description

Centered upon an area roughly bordered by the Adirondack State Park, this map synthesizes basic topographical features—borders, lakes and waterways, cities, early roads—with pictorial elements. Some of these latter reference historical events; still, there are many other elements of the "romance." Upstate New York is shown to be wealthy in natural resources (especially minerals) and having a valued neighbor to the north. Along the left margin there is an implied Manifest Destiny narrative against which indigenous history may be considered.

This form of map was very popular during the 1930s, and several others of New York state are available in OpenValley by searching the tag "Romance Map."

Creator

Riggs, James G. (compiler)
Wickser, Josephine W. (adviser)
Phelps, N. Jane (artist)

Publisher

Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences

Date

1935

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 1.6 MB
jpeg, 7.6 MB

Type

Still image

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Original Format

Map

Physical Dimensions

57 x 49 cm.

Geolocation