A NEW YORKER'S IDEA OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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A New Yorker's Idea of the United States of America.

Photo-offset, c.1935.
Image 6 5/8"x 9 1/4" (16.9 x 23.5 cm) plus margins.
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93938
Price: $375.00
Publisher : Copyrighted by Daniel K. Wallingford, 452 West 144th Street, New York, N.Y.
A rather humorous pictorial map of the United States from the perspective of a New Yorker. New York City, State and a portion of Long Island is shown in oversized proportion in relation to the entire country. Long Island is simply titled “Brooklyn” and in the middle is Ebbet’s Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds are noted as well. Many place names throughout the states are incorrect, for example, Minneapolis and Indianapolis are humorously shown together in Michigan and noted as “The Twin Cities.” Idaho is dot in Oregon and Wyoming a dot in Montana, which itself is located on the Pacific coast and borders on Alaska. The North Pole is shown in western Alaska. On the verso is a photographic bird’s eye view of Manhattan published by Fairchild Aerial Surveys with the caption “This is New York as a soaring gull – or enemy bomber – might see it, from far overhead…”. Maps