Even though your webmaster was cruelly cast out of my place of business in February and getting freelance here and there, I recently spent a few dozen dollars on the complete National Geographic on disk, 1888-2010.

In the July 1964 issue (I used to have a hard copy when my father had a collection) is a foldout Greater New York map in association with the World’s Fair opening that year, and the Society also did a street map of Manhattan. It’s quite good and I wish they had gone the whole nine yards and did all five boroughs.

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  1. Gary Dunaier says:

    I have no interest in National Georgraphic but the collector in me loves the idea of being able to buy the complete run of a magazine on disc, especially when the magazine has been published as long as Nat Geo has. If a similar collection was put out for Time Magazine I would be very interested in buying it.

  2. Joly MacFie says:

    Yep, simpler times when there was no “east village” or “soho” etc..

  3. chris says:

    In the 60s there was a map you could buy of midtown where all the buildings were drawn at a 3/4 angle and in color.Musta cost a fortune to make.My stepmom still has hers,courtesy of American Airlines.

  4. Tal Barzilai says:

    I take it the red lines on there are probably the subways.

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