These maps look similar to
those from the previous decade.
(Pennsylvania & New Jersey) This untitled silk map of
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the surrounding area comes
from a pack of Clix cigarettes, as printed on one edge.
On the other edge is 'FACTORY No. 25. 2nd DIST. VA.'
Clix was a brand from the American Tobacco Company, and
silk cards appeared also in Fatima, Piedmont, Old Mill,
and Chesterfield brands, all issued circa 1910. Other
silk cards included state flags, country maps and symbols,
and (of course) pretty women. The verso is blank. Size: 2
x 3 inches, with the map 1.5 x 2.5 inches.
PENNSYLVANIA, Emery Walker Sc. This map is from a circa
1911 encyclopedia, possibly the Encyclopaedia
Britannica, and was originally folded to an 8 x 6
inch size. Only a portion of the map is shown here. The
mountains are shown by highly detailed brown shading.
There are insets of southeastern Pennsylvania and 'Pittsburg'
along the bottom. This spelling of Pittsburgh indicates
the map was prepared prior to 1911 since this is when the
city regained the Scottish 'h' on the end it had lost in
the latter 19th century. Longitude west from Greenwich.
Blank verso. Scale: 1 inch = 12 miles. Size: 11.5 x 15.5
or HAMMOND'S COMPLETE MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA, by C. S.
Hammond & Co., NY. The map is pages 72, 73 from Hammond's
Atlas of the World, only the western section is
shown here. New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware are on the
verso. Scale: 1 inch = 18 miles. Size: 11 x 18 inches.
1913 PLATE 30,
from Atlas Hierarchicus by P. Carolus Streit Svd
Del., a Roman Catholic atlas showing the locations of
church properties around the world. Prepared by the
Vatican, the maps are based upon the Sohr-Berghaus
Schen Atlas by A. Bludau and published by Carl
Flemming, A. G., Glogau-Berlin. The different map symbols
indicate different types of properties, i.e. churches,
abbeys, nunneries, etc. The complete map covers the
eastern US and only the Pennsylvania region is shown here.
PATTERSON FARM LINE MAP OF GREENE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA, by
E. D. Patterson, Waynesburg, Pa. This black & white
map shows the county divided up by property lines like a
plat map, with the property owners names and acreage
given. Dashed double lines appear to show main roads. The
map is hand drawn and then reproduced, probably by photo
transfer lithography. The thin paper is pasted onto a
linen backing. Only the section around Waynesburg from
this large map is shown here. Blank verso. Scale: 1 inch
= 0.75 miles. Size: 32 x 42 inches.
(& 1889) PENNSYLVANIA, (top map dated 1915)
by Arbuckle Bros. NY. Trading card No. 37 from the states
and territories series of which there are 54 total. This
series was first issued in 1889 (bottom map) when there
were only 50 cards in the series. Both cards are
presented here so the differences can be seen. The logos
and map image are slightly different and the text on the
has more detail about the
state in the 1915 card. The 1889 series had 49 states (although
some were still territories, no Hawaii) and the District
of Columbia. The 1915 series added Hawaii, Puerto Rico,
Guam, and the Phillipine Islands. John Arbuckle was a
Pittsburgh merchant who became coffee king around the
turn of the century (yes Starbucks, you are nothing new),
see Smith & Swetnam page 11. Several other Arbuckle
card series were made, nations, animals, cooking, city
views, etc. Other merchants issued similar cards, however
map cards were an Arbuckle specialty (but, see 1888).
Collecting Victorian trading cards, of which these are
examples, is a popular hobby which here overlaps map
collecting, see Arbuckle
Trade Cards - Introduction
. Scale: 1 inch = 150 miles.
Size: 3 x 5 inches.
PENNSYLVANIA, from Roddy's Complete Geography -
Edition for New Jersey and Pennsylvania, by H. J.
Roddy, published by The American Book Co., New York. The
Pennsylvania map is an unattributed double page spread,
only the western part is shown here. Size: 12 x 20 inches.
OF PENNSYLVANIA, by The Kenyon Co., Map Makers, Des
Moines, Iowa. The map shows Congressional Districts, and
rail lines, and includes a gazetteer on the verso. Major
auto routes are crudely shown in broad green bands and
overlaid on the map with a stencil to make it look up to
date. However, this was not intended as an automobile
road map. The map folds into a 6.25 x 3.5 inch paper
folder to which it is attached titled UP-TO-DATE, INDEXED
MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA. Scale: 1 inch = 17 miles. Size: 13.5
x 20.5 inches.
POPULAR SERIES PENNSYLVANIA, from The New
International Atlas of the World, published by The
Geographical Publishing Co., Chicago. Only the northeast
section is shown here. Size: 11 x 15 inches.
THE RAND MCNALLY NEW COMMERCIAL ATLAS MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA,
page 58 from The Commercial Atlas of America,
published by Rand McNally, Chicago. There are two large
maps of Pennsylvania, pages 54, 55 have a map of the
western half of the state, and pages 58, 59 a map of the
eastern half. On the verso of each map is a gazetteer.
There is a numbered index of rail lines and a location
index around the border. Only a small section of the east
is shown from this large map. Rand McNally published
these commercial atlases yearly in the early 20th century.
Scale: 1 inch = 8.5 miles. Size: 28 x 20.5 inches, each