Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Vintage Maps

AAAHHH!
I can't believe I actually won something! Thank you, Deborah - I'm so excited!

Just had to get that off my chest, thanks.

I can't believe it's Thursday again already! Time to share my maps!

I found these beauties at the Seattle Antique Market. You know, the place I said really had nothing to offer? That's the one. I just loved the look of these!
I think I'm going to have to frame them. When I do, I might just make a color photocopy of every single side and try to capture everything on the map in one frame. It has too many neat parts to just showcase one aspect! I love the World's Fair advertisement on this map. The World's Fair came to Seattle in 1962 so this map is probably from the early 1960s or late 1950s.

The second map that you see looks to be the exact same type of map only published in a different year. I'm not sure what year, but if I look up the name of the Governor whose signature is printed on the map, it was sometime between 1965 to 1977. Pretty big range of dates! Oddly enough, they don't list a date on the map. You'd think that would be a crucial piece of information for a map, but maybe they assumed people would recognize the map covers!

That's really all I have to say about maps :) I love them and can't wait to frame them.

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Happy Thursday!

12 comments commented:

Weeksie50 said...

I wonder where those maps led the people who owned them? Did the man map out the trip or was his wife navigating from the passenger seat? Vintage things always get me thinking about their previous owners..

mub said...

I like to look at old maps alongside new maps to see how things change over the years!

ellen b said...

Hi Jamie from Washington :0)
I'm back in southern California for now. Love looking at your old maps from Seattle..
Have a fabulous rest of the week and weekend...
Oh and tell those Washington Football teams to start winning will ya! :0)

Deborah said...

Jamie - I just left a comment on my blog - but yes - YOU ARE THE WINNER!! I sent an email this morning to the hotmail address listed on your profile. It might have gone to your spam. Just email me your name and address and I'll have it sent out!

Liz said...

Oh my gosh... those maps are fantastic!

Vintage Mommy said...

Seattle is my favorite city to visit! I'm so excited that my little sister just moved to the Queen Anne district. Now I have an excuse to visit often. :)

mannequin said...

Congratulations on the win and how curious that you have old maps..
What a very unique and beautiful collection. I agree with "weeksie", I always give lives to vintage items and wonder how they ended up where they are.

Diane said...

Juuuust when you think you've labeled a place a dud for finding goodies, you go and find some treasure. These are great! And you know I have a soft spot for all things Seattle.

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Mainly a midwife said...

Love those old maps. Very cool.Thanks for your supportive comments. I'll let you know what happens!

Pleasant Drive said...

Love the maps! I would like to have those hanging in bold black matted frames in my study.