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October 2, 2015 AT 4:30 am

1919 Map of New York City’s Manufacturers Shows a Bygone Industrial Landscape #MFG15

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Via Slate.

This map, printed by the Merchants’ Association of New York in 1922, shows industrial activity in the city, as reported to the 1919 Census of Manufactures. The map was meant as a promotional tool—beige areas represent areas “available for industrial development”—and to boost the city’s profile in the larger business community.

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