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These maps look similar to those from the previous decade.

1910 (Pennsylvania & New Jersey) This untitled silk map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the surrounding area comes from a pack of Clix cigarettes, as printed on one edge. On the other edge is 'FACTORY No. 25. 2nd DIST. VA.' Clix was a brand from the American Tobacco Company, and silk cards appeared also in Fatima, Piedmont, Old Mill, and Chesterfield brands, all issued circa 1910. Other silk cards included state flags, country maps and symbols, and (of course) pretty women. The verso is blank. Size: 2 x 3 inches, with the map 1.5 x 2.5 inches.
1911 PENNSYLVANIA, Emery Walker Sc. This map is from a circa 1911 encyclopedia, possibly the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and was originally folded to an 8 x 6 inch size. Only a portion of the map is shown here. The mountains are shown by highly detailed brown shading. There are insets of southeastern Pennsylvania and 'Pittsburg' along the bottom. This spelling of Pittsburgh indicates the map was prepared prior to 1911 since this is when the city regained the Scottish 'h' on the end it had lost in the latter 19th century. Longitude west from Greenwich. Blank verso. Scale: 1 inch = 12 miles. Size: 11.5 x 15.5 inches. 
1912 PENNSYLVANIA, or HAMMOND'S COMPLETE MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA, by C. S. Hammond & Co., NY. The map is pages 72, 73 from Hammond's Atlas of the World, only the western section is shown here. New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware are on the verso. Scale: 1 inch = 18 miles. Size: 11 x 18 inches.
1913 PLATE 30, from Atlas Hierarchicus by P. Carolus Streit Svd Del., a Roman Catholic atlas showing the locations of church properties around the world. Prepared by the Vatican, the maps are based upon the Sohr-Berghaus Schen Atlas by A. Bludau and published by Carl Flemming, A. G., Glogau-Berlin. The different map symbols indicate different types of properties, i.e. churches, abbeys, nunneries, etc. The complete map covers the eastern US and only the Pennsylvania region is shown here.
1914 PATTERSON FARM LINE MAP OF GREENE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA, by E. D. Patterson, Waynesburg, Pa. This black & white map shows the county divided up by property lines like a plat map, with the property owners names and acreage given. Dashed double lines appear to show main roads. The map is hand drawn and then reproduced, probably by photo transfer lithography. The thin paper is pasted onto a linen backing. Only the section around Waynesburg from this large map is shown here. Blank verso. Scale: 1 inch = 0.75 miles. Size: 32 x 42 inches.
1915 (& 1889) PENNSYLVANIA, (top map dated 1915) by Arbuckle Bros. NY. Trading card No. 37 from the states and territories series of which there are 54 total. This series was first issued in 1889 (bottom map) when there were only 50 cards in the series. Both cards are presented here so the differences can be seen. The logos and map image are slightly different and the text on the back has more detail about the state in the 1915 card. The 1889 series had 49 states (although some were still territories, no Hawaii) and the District of Columbia. The 1915 series added Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Phillipine Islands. John Arbuckle was a Pittsburgh merchant who became coffee king around the turn of the century (yes Starbucks, you are nothing new), see Smith & Swetnam page 11. Several other Arbuckle card series were made, nations, animals, cooking, city views, etc. Other merchants issued similar cards, however map cards were an Arbuckle specialty (but, see 1888). Collecting Victorian trading cards, of which these are examples, is a popular hobby which here overlaps map collecting, see Arbuckle Trade Cards - Introduction . Scale: 1 inch = 150 miles. Size: 3 x 5 inches. 
1916 PENNSYLVANIA, from Roddy's Complete Geography - Edition for New Jersey and Pennsylvania, by H. J. Roddy, published by The American Book Co., New York. The Pennsylvania map is an unattributed double page spread, only the western part is shown here. Size: 12 x 20 inches.
1917 MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA, by The Kenyon Co., Map Makers, Des Moines, Iowa. The map shows Congressional Districts, and rail lines, and includes a gazetteer on the verso. Major auto routes are crudely shown in broad green bands and overlaid on the map with a stencil to make it look up to date. However, this was not intended as an automobile road map. The map folds into a 6.25 x 3.5 inch paper folder to which it is attached titled UP-TO-DATE, INDEXED MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA. Scale: 1 inch = 17 miles. Size: 13.5 x 20.5 inches.
1918 POPULAR SERIES PENNSYLVANIA, from The New International Atlas of the World, published by The Geographical Publishing Co., Chicago. Only the northeast section is shown here. Size: 11 x 15 inches.
1919 THE RAND MCNALLY NEW COMMERCIAL ATLAS MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA, page 58 from The Commercial Atlas of America, published by Rand McNally, Chicago. There are two large maps of Pennsylvania, pages 54, 55 have a map of the western half of the state, and pages 58, 59 a map of the eastern half. On the verso of each map is a gazetteer. There is a numbered index of rail lines and a location index around the border. Only a small section of the east is shown from this large map. Rand McNally published these commercial atlases yearly in the early 20th century. Scale: 1 inch = 8.5 miles. Size: 28 x 20.5 inches, each map.






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