Map of Ohio and Indiana, 1877, Mitchell
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Map of Ohio and Indiana, 1877, Mitchell

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Map of Ohio and Indiana, 1877, Mitchell

In the year of 1877, lawlessness broke out thanks to the Great Railroad Strike 1877, which started out in West Virginia and radiated towards other states, including Ohio. Ohioans were encouraged by Governor Young to create a private police force against the strikers. Governor Young even dispatched militia against these strikers. However, protestors still disrupted the cities of Columbus, Zanesville, Steubenville and Lancaster, temporarily shutting down the railroad services. The worst of it occurred in Newark on July 18th of that year, where strikers blockaded the railroad, preventing trains to pass. Governor Young once again dispatched militia onto the scene, hoping to avoid any violence. However, this was one of the last incidents; in August of 1877, the strike had essentially ended due to federal intervention, but not without leaving damage.

Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868) turned his attention to mapmaking in the 1830s, due to his dissatisfaction with available school maps. He developed a map publishing business that would make him and later his son the most prominent American map publishers of the nineteenth century. By collaborating with prominent mapmakers and engravers of the day, such as James H. Young and Henry S. Tanner, Mitchell ensured that the maps he published were of the highest quality. During the 1850s, he partnered with Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Company to publish his A New Universal Atlas and his General Atlas. In 1860, his son Samuel Augustus, Jr, joined the company and he ensured that the Mitchell name remained an important one well into the 1880s.

This map has original hand coloring in shades of pink, green, orange, yellow and blue, and is surrounded by a decorative floral border typical of Mitchell maps. Published in Philadelphia, this original antique map is taken from Mitchell’s New General Atlas, and is single paged, as issued. Published by S.A. Mitchell Jr. in 1877.

- Ashley Nicholson

Plate Size: 14.5" x 12"

Condition: Minor foxing but otherwise in excellent condition



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