1947 Schneider Pictorial Map of Long Island

Old Long Island. - Main View

1947 Schneider Pictorial Map of Long Island


Long Island - Paradise on Earth?


Old Long Island.
  1947 (dated)     13.5 x 42.5 in (34.29 x 107.95 cm)     1 : 200000


A scarce and spectacular 1947 Henry 'Hank' Schneider pictorial map of Long Island produced for the Gertz Department Store chain. The map covers Long Island from Brooklyn to Montauk. Appealing vignettes illustrate sporting throughout Long Island, ranging from duck hunting, to fishing, swimming, hiking, and baseball. Other focus on history and include the WWI and WWII training center at Camp Upton, American Indians, a Pilgrim, and the chest of gold and jewels supposedly buried in 1699 by Captain Kid on Gardiner's Island. The map features a note in the lower right describing Long Island's history and promoting its appeal to residents and tourists:
First settled in 1636, Long Island today is a vast network of thriving industrial towns and pleasant resort villages all closely linked by ties of friendship and mutual interest.

One hundred-twenty miles of southeast exposure to the mild Gulf Stream affords an ideal climate and its extensive park facilities provide its four million inhabitants full enjoyment of every known sport and recreational activity.

Few tourists can resist the lure of Long Island’s unsurpassed sandy beaches, sheltered coves, and scenic highways, and sportsmen are attracted from all over the world.
Publication History and Census
This map was drawn by Henry Edward Schneider and published under the 'Pegasus Pictorialist' imprint in 1947. The copyright was filed by Schneider on February 13, 1947. It was commissioned by Gertz, a prominent although now defunct department store chain active throughout Long Island. We note just one example in OCLC, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Today it is quite rare on the market.


Henry Edward Schneider (May 10, 1916 - September 16, 2008), known by friends as 'Hank', was a New York City and Long Island based artist, photographer, and painter. Schneider was born in New York and grew up in Queens. As a young man he won a scholarship to the Art Students League. Afterwards he worked as a commercial artist in New York, for a time with Bollin Art Service, until drafted to fight World War II (1839 - 1945). During the war Schneider served with the Army Airborne in Europe. Returning from the war after 3 years he opened a photography studio in Manhattan. He also published under the imprint pf 'Pegasus Pictorialist" from about 1947. As an artist he effectively combined illustration with photography, drawing the attention of record and book publishers - who used his artwork for cover illustrations. He photographed celebrities such as Duke Ellington, Salvador Dali, Jack Paar, Steve Allen, and Inger Stevens and provided advertising photos for the Saturday Evening Post, Holiday, and Fortune. More by this mapmaker...


Very good. Mounted on linen.


OCLC 1083221101.