Google Maps of the 19th Century

This is pretty awesome.

In London, during the Great Exhibition of 1851, the merchant George Shove designed a ladylike accessory that would allow its wearer to navigate, discreetly and easily, the fair’s Hyde Park environs.

It also reminds me of my earlier involvement with this random project that led to my name being mentioned in a book and me talking on a panel at the New York Public Library (the building guarded by those two badass lions).


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