Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project

Visit Saratoga Springs, King of Resorts, Queen of Spas

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Title

Visit Saratoga Springs, King of Resorts, Queen of Spas

Date

1950s

Publisher

Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce

Language

english

Creator

Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce

Map Item Type Metadata

Creator - Organization

Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce

Date Depicted (Display)

ca. 1950s

Date Published (Display)

ca. 1950s

Caption

"Bottom of map: 'For information on hotels, guest houses, and restaurants: Write for Chamber of Commerce List or Ask at Information Center' and 'Bus service provides easy access to all parts of the city.'"

Abstract (& Historical Note)

This color pictorial map is a fold-out brochure created by the Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce to serve tourists.

Recto:
The brochure titled "Visit Saratoga Springs: King of Resorts, Queen of Spas" promises "Recreation and Relaxation" in Saratoga. The top panels of the brochure detail some of the summer highlights of Saratoga Springs (eg. Saratoga Lake, horse racing, golf courses, spas, and historic sites). There is an inset map that details the modes of transport to access Saratoga Springs (by motor, rail, or air). The bottom half of the brochure outlines winter attractions in Saratoga (eg. skating, Skidmore College Winter Carnival, bowling etc.) as well as year-round activities (eg. ice fishing, baths, concerts, and dining). Black and white drawings accompany each activity/site outlined in the brochure.

Verso: This side of the brochure includes a colored map as well as a list of "points of interest." The map focuses on downtown Saratoga Springs and offers an outline of streets (not drawn to scale) and modes of transport to and from the city. Larger than life-size drawings depict iconography of Saratoga Springs (eg. golf course, race horses, colonial solider from the Battle of Saratoga 1777, boating on Saratoga Lake, and mineral springs). The points of interest key (that uses numbers to mark important sites) offer brief explanations of the attractions/activities of Saratoga during the summer as well as offer information about the public or private accessibility of the attraction.

Repository

Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress

Scope

City

Type

Pictorial maps
Tourist maps
Color maps

Theme

Travel and Tourism
Recreation
Transportation

Subject - Details

Bathing Beach (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Boston and Maine Railroad
Canfield Casino (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Congress Park (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Convention Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation
Grand Union Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Iconography--mineral springs
Iconography--race track
Iconography--horse
McGregor Golf Club (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Petrified Gardens (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Battlefield (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Golf Club (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga National Historical Park (N.Y.)
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)--Broadway
Saratoga Springs Public Schools (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Skidmore College
Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Transportation--airport
Transportation--railroad
Transportation--highways
N.Y.S. Forest Nursery (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) (formerly Tree Nursery)
Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga Racing Association
Inniscarra (Chauncey Olcott Cottage) (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Ash Grove Farms (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
U.S. Government Fur Animal Experimental Station (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Spa State Park (N.Y.)
Geyser Park (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Springs Public Library (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Lincoln Baths (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Recreation
Washington Baths (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Broadway Drink Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Post office (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Congress Theatre (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Iroquois Indians

Subject - Geographic

Hathorn Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
High Rock Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Lake Lonely (N.Y. : Lake)
Loughberry Lake (N.Y. : Lake)
Saratoga County (N.Y.)
Saratoga Lake (N.Y. : Lake)
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)

Publisher

Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce

Place of Publication

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Citation

Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce, “Visit Saratoga Springs, King of Resorts, Queen of Spas,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed September 19, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/21.

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