A Bostonian's Idea of The United States of America

Collection Type

  • Maps and atlases

Date

1925

GUSN

GUSN-59161

Description

Printed map of the United States marked with cities in the northeast and other points of interest. Plain wooden frame, no glass

Details

Descriptive Terms

maps
paper (fiber product)
photomechanical processes
Map

Inscription

"This MAP Presents/A/BOSTONIAN'S/IDEA of/THE UNITED STATES/OF AMERICA" (Black text)
"A person born in the city/of BOSTON and residing in/BOSTON may not be a BOS-/TONIAN; yet a person born in/Hingham, residing in Newton/(dilatory domicile: Magnolia-/frequent crossings to England/and the Continent), is likely/to be a BOSTONIAN. The lack of/a definite text-book defini-/tion for A BOSTONIAN has/added to the many difficul-/ties encountered by the/Publishers of this map./The ideas held by many/BOSTONIANS concerning THE/UNITED STATES have been/gathered, evaluated, weight-/ed, and combined. This map, a composite of these ideas,/is the result." (Black text)
"Warning/As this map con-tains some inac-/curacies, its use in/connection with/problems in nav-/igation, astrono-/my, metorology,/etc. is not recom-/mended./The Publishers" (Black text)
"LIVINGSTON GALLERIES/832 LEXINGTON AVE" (Green text on white label)

Associated Building

Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.),

Maker

Wallingford, Daniel K. (Publisher)

Location of Origin

New York, NY, USA

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

16 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann

Accession Number

1942.2294

Places

New York state (United States)