New York City (Temperance)

Mapmaker: Blair

New York City (Temperance)


  • ~Catalog 53~
  • Map of New York City

    A great map for New York with a fantastic alcohol related slant. Its the late 19th century and the crusade against all alcoholic drink was gaining momentum, as the culprit to all of society\'s woes. For the Temperance movement of the time its the linchpin issue that could turn American civilization around. This propaganda map shows the heart of the city, and with red dashes it notes all the places where the intoxicant was available at the time. The accompanying text on the map states... \"On the 30th day of April, 1886, it appeared from the records of the Board of Excise Commissioners, that there were 9168 Licences to sell intoxicating liquor in force in the city, and 1000 places, by estimate, were selling without licenses.\" As you can imagine the city is thoroughly pocked with red dashes.

    Condition is very good. Image size is 8.25 x 20.25(inches).