Uncle Sam's family tree


Uncle Sam's family tree

Item Information

Title:
Uncle Sam's family tree
Description:
Created as an advertisement for Arbuckles, a wholesale grocer, the territorial growth of the United States is compared to an orchard tree. Printed on the verso of a United States map, this unusual graphic is essentially a geographical time line, charting the chronological growth of the nation. In representing the United States, the cartographer uses a tree that sits in “the great American garden” and is tended by the mythical figure Uncle Sam. The roots symbolize the original thirteen colonies, while subsequent “grafts” and branches represent other states added by war, purchase, and annexation.
Cartographer:
Waite, John F.
Date:
1900
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
United States--History--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
Chicago : Fort Dearborn Publishing Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Unconventional Maps: Exploring the Stories of Cartographic Curiosities" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011-2012.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 29 x 20 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_005748
Call #:
G3700 1901 .F67
Barcode:
39999059016947
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