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June252009

Start Smiling: Not the New Yorker Map of the U.S. You Were Thinking Of

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Jonathan Taylor writes:

We noted the new book about the new book about the short-lived, full-throated, New Yorker–inspired Chicago magazine of the 1920s, The Chicagoan. But any chance to see more brash images from the mag is welcome: Here's a slide show from Stop Smiling magazine (a stylish successor of sorts).

See especially the proto-Steinbergian "New Yorker's Map of the United States," and spot the tiny number of places that ≠ Dubuque. Reno, Nevada, didn't seem to loom as large for The New Yorker as the map would suggest....

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