Rank of the most populous cities at each census : 1790-1890


Rank of the most populous cities at each census

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Title:
Rank of the most populous cities at each census : 1790-1890
Description:
America Transformed: In addition to thematic maps, the statistical atlas included other graphics illustrating 1890 census data. This chart lists major cities from the highest to lowest populations, from New York City to Trenton, New Jersey. Each column to the right features data from an earlier census. A line traces the rise and fall of each city's population over time. For example, New York City had the highest population since the nation's first census in 1790. Chicago, in contrast, was not even considered a major city until 1850. The midwestern hub grew rapidly to become the second largest city by 1890.
Cartographer:
Gannett, Henry, 1846-1914
Creator:
United States. Census Office
Lithographer:
Julius Bien & Co.
Date:
[1898]
Format:
Prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Cities and towns--United States--Population
United States--Census, 1890
Places:
United States
Publisher:
[Washington] : [Government Printing Office]
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 2: homesteads to modern cities," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019-2020.
From Statistical atlas of the United States: based upon the results of the eleventh census / by Henry Gannett. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1898.
"Plate 7."
Extent:
1 chart : color ; 53 x 81 cm
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016797
Call #:
G1200 .U55 1898
Barcode:
39999065670984
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