Birdseye of Manayunk, Philadelphia (1907)

Birds eye view of Manayunk

Birdseye of Manayunk, Philadelphia (1907)
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Date: 1907
Author: Fowler
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Pennsylvania that you might want to check out.

Sorta homely birdseye by Thaddeus Fowler depicting Manayunk [gmap], which is a historic neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I included it because I'm sure it'll be of interest to Philadelphians... but yeah, this kind of sums up quite a bit of what I don't like about this one specific school of birdseye map illustration. Soft, unrectified, quasi-impressionistic -- the entire industry in the U.S. Northeast was just lousy with it.

Still of interest, no doubt, to locals -- so please don't let my hair-splitting dampen your enthusiasm.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Manayunk's history, check out the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's website.

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