Maps at Home with Mason Christensen and his 1934 Conoco Detroit Road Map

What is your map at home (title, year, etc.)

It is the 1934 Conoco Map of Michigan

Where did you find/acquire the map?

I acquired the map along with a bunch of other Conoco ones for dirt cheap at a book store in Topeka Kansas.

What made you hang it on your wall? What stood out to you? What details do you enjoy about the map?

I don’t hang this one or most of the maps on my wall due to lack of space and preservation reasons. I think the detail of the Gousha cartography firm is what stands out to me. I enjoy all the period details of the 1930s on it like Greenfield Village being labeled “Henry Ford’s Ole Time Village.”

What in your background has drawn you to maps?

I drew maps as a kid and now have geography and history degrees.

One thought on “Maps at Home with Mason Christensen and his 1934 Conoco Detroit Road Map

  1. I would love to see if Mullet Street was available to see. Doing a genealogy of my mother’s side and this was the street lived on when she was a girl. When I enlarge it it’s too blurry to see street names

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