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1945 Nostrand Subway Map of New York City

NewYorkSubway-nostrand-1945
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Whitehall's Map Subway Guide. - Main View
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1945 Nostrand Subway Map of New York City

NewYorkSubway-nostrand-1945

New York City near the end of World War II.

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Title


Whitehall's Map Subway Guide.
  1945 (dated)     16.5 x 9.25 in (41.91 x 23.495 cm)

Description


This 1945 George Nostrand subway map of New York City with a city plan or map on the verso. Different colors mark the subway's three divisions - the Independent, IRT, and BMT - which had been 'consolidated' and taken over by the city only five years earlier. White circles mark subway stops, and all are labeled. Prospect Park, Central Park, and the city's newest park, Flushing Meadows, are colored green. Yellow areas in northern Manhattan and the Bronx mark the polo grounds and Yankee Stadium. The city map on the verso labels all major streets and starkly contrasts the difference between Lower Manhattan and the city's grid. Piers, steamship lines, and landmarks, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, and Penn Station, are all identified. A large red arrow announces Whitehall Photo and Blueprint's offices at 39 Broadway.
Publication History
This map was created by George Nostrand and published by Whitehall Photo and Blue Print Company in 1945.

Cartographer


George J. Nostrand (fl. 1920-30) was an American lithographer and publisher of maps and views, primarily of New York City. He appears to have been in the employ of the Arthur Ohman Map Co. until the firm’s closing in 1925. Thereafter he operated from the same location under his own name as late as 1939. Learn More...

Condition


Very good. Exhibits light wear along original fold lines. Light soiling. Whitehall's Map of New York Battery to 59 St. on verso.