15 December 2012

Long Before The New Yorker Cover

Daniel K. Wallingford was a visual artist known for his two satirical maps, "A New Yorker's Idea of the United States of America," and "A Bostonian's Idea of the United States of America." Both maps explored the chauvinism of inhabitants of the east coast cities in geographical terms.


Wallingford’s map was first published by The Columbia University Press for the 1936 Times Book Fair.  A second edition was printed for the 1937 Times Book Fair with a note printed on the back by the publisher that it had “appealed so strongly to Fairgoers of 1936 that we have been persuaded to offer it again.”  The map was later redone in color in a larger format on glossy paper, apparently in connection with the 1939 New York World’s Fair.   

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