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.