Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project

Map of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Title

Map of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Coverage

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Map Item Type Metadata

Creator - Organization

Saratoga Lions Club

Date Depicted (Display)

ca. 1940

Date Published (Display)

ca. 1940

Caption

(recto):
" Map prepared by Saratoga Lions Club'"

(verso):
Map of Colorful Attractions of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Saratoga Springs, mecca for those who seek health and recreation, has many outstanding attractions. Plan to visit this World-Famous Resort."

Published by Walter M. Stroup, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Tichnor Quality Views Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Made only by Tichnor Bros., Inc., Boston, Mass. 70068

Place One Cent Stamp Here
Made in U.S.A.

Abstract (& Historical Note)

This 1940s pictorial postcard map by the Lions Club (local chapter est. 1925) introduces a new kind of twentieth-century mapmaker, the civic organization, in this case boosting their hometown as a tourist’s paradise. The postcard’s back tells its story: “Map of Colorful Attractions of Saratoga Springs N.Y. Saratoga Springs, mecca for those who seek health and recreation, has many outstanding attractions. Plan to visit this World-Famous resort.” The pocket-sized souvenir map echoes nineteenth-century pictorial maps (albeit in a smaller package), featuring people enjoying the city’s leisure activities from recreational sports to relaxing at the spa. The map also highlights new cultural and intellectual institutions, including Skidmore College, Yaddo, and Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott’s Inniscara cottage. By 1940, cars had become a popular means of transportation for visitors, and the map reflects the ability and desire to explore beyond the city; arrows point the way to distant sites, including Albany and the Saratoga Battlefield.

This postcard was printed by the Tichnor Brothers company of Cambridge, MA, which created thousands of postcards, mostly of U.S. vacation destinations, in the 1930s and 1940s. Take some time to browse the Boston Public Library collection of Tichnor postcards on Flickr.  There are over 100 postcards of Saratoga Springs, with emphasis on the racetrack, recreation (from skiing to golf), Saratoga Spa State Park, churches, libraries, private residences and downtown hotels.

Repository

Private Collection

Scope

City

Type

Pictorial maps
Mental maps
Color maps

Theme

Travel and Tourism
Recreation

Subject - Details

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)--Downtown--Businesses
Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)--Broadway
High Rock Spring (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
City Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Golf Club (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Lake (N.Y. : Lake)
Loughberry Lake (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Congress Park (N.Y.)
Post Office (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Racecourse (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
United States Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Grand Union Hotel (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Hospital (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Saratoga Spa State Park (N.Y.)
Experimental Fur Farm (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Inniscarra (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Convention Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Lake Lonely (N.Y. : Lake)
Inconography--driving
Iconography--golf
Iconography--swimming
Iconography--mineral springs
Iconography--race track
Compass Rose
Saratoga Drink Hall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Hayes Well (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Congress Park (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) [City Park]

Subject - Geographic

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
Saratoga Lake (N.Y. : Lake)
Lake Lonely (N.Y. : Lake)
Loughberry Lake (N.Y. : Lake)

Subject - Organization

The Saratoga Springs Lions Club (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Record Creation Date

J. Dym 5/27/14
A. Smith 6/9/14
A. Smith 2/28/15

Citation

“Map of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed December 12, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/7.

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