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Perry 1902--small.jpg
This is a hybrid map typical of its time. It embeds cartography--including street names, property and water rights ownership, sewage lines and fire hydrants--within an advertising framework. Taken altogether it provides a useful snapshot of the Perry…

Cotton Spinning--1880.jpg
Two maps from an historical atlas show the rise of a southern textile industry, especially during the early 20th century. By 1926, the long-dominant New England region of textile manufactures was about even with the south; in another twenty years it…

Cotton--1900.jpg
Map illustrates US Census data as to cotton production per square mile. As of this time, the "Cotton Kingdom" of Frederick Law Olmstead's 1861 book still is similar in its geographical extent. In the decades ahead production would shift westward to…

Sanborn 1900.jpg
Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

Sanborn 1894.jpg
Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

Sanborn 1906--small.jpg
Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

Sanborn 1884.jpg
Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

Sanborn 1913--small.jpg
Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled…

Mill Maps.png
This GIS map was created to support the Dansville Ever-Green map, itself an experiment to recover historical knowledge for the purposes of envisioning a bioregional economy & culture. Its premise is to draw a 50-mile radius around the town of…

New York Textile Mills.jpg
This survey from the Official American Textile Directory shows some175 New York communities with some sort of textile firm, in most cases more than one (for example, the town of Perry has three). Also noted on the map are rail lines connecting the…
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