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Ye Delirious Fantasmagoria of Ye Faire Farmington Towne
Draftsman:Drawn by John Williams Robbins , American, 1856 - 1939
Lithography; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 1/8 x 10in. (18.1 x 25.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 9 3/8 x 12 3/8in. (23.8 x 31.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Scarth
Gallery Copy: Recurring references to the "P.S.G." (Porter School Girls) on this whimsical little map suggest that it was issued for--or possibly by--students at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut. These references include "Ye School that Spans Ye Speede Way" showing the school perched above honking traffic on Main Street, Farmington, (Route 10, also known as the College Highway); "Ye Cavalrie Troop" (P.S.G.);" and "Ye Rattlesnake His Den / P.S.G.'s flee his mountaine." Close study of the map would no doubt provide insight into life at this elite girl's school in 1926.
Description: Map of the town of Farmington, Connecticut, depicting various aspects of student life in the town, including natural landmarks such as trees, ponds, and the Farmington River (Ye Placid Streme); the businesses lining the streets (Ye Gundy, Ye Elm Tree Out, i.e. Inn); and the people of the town engaged in various activities.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, top left, printed in black ink: "YE DELERIOUS FANTASMAGORIA / OF YE FAIRE / FARMINGTON TOWNE / (for public circulation only) / AS CHARTED BY YE MISCREANT / LIMNER, ONE REDBIRD." Bottom left, printed in black ink: "Copyright 1926 by J.W. Robbins." Verso, right side, handwritten in red ink: "44644"
Object Number: 1934.25.1
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