A New Yorker's Idea of the United States of America Circa 1936

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This humorous pictorial map of the United States takes the perspective of a New Yorker, with New York shown in oversized proportion to the entire country. A parody of the self-centered - and geographically illiterate -New Yorker: Minneapolis and Indianapolis are shown together in Michigan as “The Twin Cities;” four “Swanee Rivers” cross the South; the great lakes include “Great Salt Lake” and “Lake Louise;” Alaska abuts Montana and Oregon; Hawaii is adjacent to Java and Tahiti. The text makes the same point, for example, “We have cousins in the West. . . They live in Wilmington, Delaware.”

via /r/nyc

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