This 1895 map of New York City was created by socialist activist Walter Vrooman, who hoped that by showing the "concrete socialism" of every street, park, school, public building, and public dock in red (and allowing private enterprises to recede into the white background), he might persuade readers that the rest of the map should be socialist as well.
From the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center/Boston Public Library
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Lily Scherlis '18 is a writer and artist interested in the politics of personal data, video art, and contemporary friendship, among other topics. The former Ledecky Undergraduate Fellow now lives in Berlin.