C.V. Farrow

History, maps

Map, Historic Map, 1926, C.V. Farrow, historic illustration, historic drawing

This fascinating vintage map of “The Wondrous Isle of Manhattan” is an illustrated version of the island as it existed in 1926, when it was designed and illustrated by Charles Vernon (C.V.) Farrow (1896-1936) and published by Fuessle and Colman. The map, though not to scale, highlights scores of actual attractions like landmarks and parks. Familiar buildings and streets are labeled, as is the city’s transit system at the time, with elevated tracks running along the avenues.

Look closer for details of 1926 life in wondrous Manhattan

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