Manhattan elevated railway, cable car and streetcar system, 1899
In 1899, Manhattan was dirty, overcrowded, and booming as immigrants flooded the shores of the New World looking to start a better life. The electric trolley had been recently invented, but its superiority over the older manual cable car, which you can still see in San Francisco, wasn't apparent yet. The elevated railroads, so key to the city's expansion, had not yet been converted to electric operation. In this map, the NYC transit system looks an awful lot like it does today.
- Designed in New York City, printed in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Printed on satin finish 80# cover stock - 220 GSM.
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