There Once Was A Girl From Nantucket


Mimeographed copy of a Nantucket property map, dated June 1st, 1927.

Found folded in "The Croquet Player" by H.G. Wells. Published by Viking, 1937.

For fun, I lined up the map with a current street map from Google:


5 comments:

California Girl said...

my take on the original map vs the Google map is the original was for planning and maybe the planning was scaled back?

Visited Nantucket for the first time 2 Septembers ago and it was lovely although I found the forced conformity of the facades to be a bit stifling.

You do find interesting things.

Bookish said...

That's so cool to be able to compare them!

Victoria Stitch said...

wow it looks so delicate!

Randi said...

ooooo this is so cool how you can see a map of 1927 and 2009!!! I have never been to Nantucket but this really makes me want to hahaha...I always love the things you find!

filbert said...

A girl? Hmmm, that's not the way I learned it. We should talk...

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