Historic map shows the manufacturing industries of 1919 NYC | @mfgday #MFGDay19

This map shows us what the state of NYC manufacturing was 100 years ago. Not surprisingly, a lot has changed! Via 6sqft.

NYC 1922 Industry Map lead

As part of their new exhibit “Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916–2016,” the Museum of the City of New York has shared this historic map of manufacturing industries across the city. Published in 1922 using census data from 1919, the colorful depiction shows us that women’s wear was the industry of the time, with more than 8,000 factories employing 169,965 people and coming in with a yearly product value of $1.7 billion. Manhattan was all but covered with manufacturing, and as CityLab points out, this included everything from rubber tires and umbrellas to coffins and cigar boxes.

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