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Guide to the Arthur Weindorf Subway Collection
1903-1945, 1973-1974, undated
(bulk 1925-1935)
  PR 127

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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 05, 2012
Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: Subway Maps and Posters

Scope and Contents note

Series II includes a number of posters and maps Weindorf designed for the Public Service Commission which may have been used as advertisements in subway cars and buses. They describe how to take the subway to various points of interest in New York City, such as the Cloisters, the Museum of Natural History, and the World's Fair grounds in Flushing, Queens. One poster details how to get to the "New York Municipal Airport Laguardia Field" by subway and bus. Weindorf designed many of the standard subway route maps used by the PSC in the 1930s and 1940s. Several of these maps appear here, including one with the routes of the IRT lines and another with those of the IND lines.

Titles are transcribed, or, if in brackets, were assigned during processing. The series is divided into two subseries: Maps; and Posters; thereunder, items are arranged by date, if known.

MAPS

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 12 [New York subway lines]
1918
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "Routes of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company," drawn by D. L. Turner & Weindorf [2 copies]
1920
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "Proposed Rapid Transit Lines" / on verso: "A Real Home at Robin Wood, Beechurst, Flushing,"
1922
Box: 1 Folder : 12 [Rapid Transit Lines (Subway and Elevated)]
1922
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "Location of Stations - Independent City-Owned Rapid Transit Railroad,"

General note

See Box 4, folder 28

1936
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "Station Guide, New York City Transit System, IND Division"

General note

See Box 4, folder 28

[1939-40]
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "Station Guide, New York City Transit System, IND Division," [2 copies]

General note

See Box 4, folder 28

[1941-45]

POSTERS

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "American Museum of Natural History"

General note

See Box 4, folder 29

[1935]
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "Fort Tryon Parkand the Cloisters" [2 copies]

General note

See Box 4, folder 29

[1935]
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "New York Municipal Airport Laguardia Field"

General note

See Box 4, folder 29

undated

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