MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Vineyard Map …

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I was curious as to what I posted on this date in 2014 … tah dah

MV Obsession

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My dad bought this beautiful 21×28 map of the Vineyard for me in 1959.

This hand colored print was done in 1926 by  painter, illustrator and cartoonist, Lloyd Coe.  I love the details and bits of historical information.

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I’ve never seen this map again in any stores on MV.  Wonder if anyone else reading this has one ?

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Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

7 thoughts on “Vineyard Map …

  1. Joanie: When I was a kid they used to sell these in Vincent’s Paper Store in Vineyard Haven. I think they were pretty pricey; I don’t know, we never got one, but the tourists bought them often. They sold them in tubes but there was a picture up on the wall of them. This is the first time in years and years I’ve seen this (missed it I guess last year). Nice, nice map. I know you love it. Possibly they had a post card of it; I don’t know for sure. Thanks for showing it on your blog; I enjoyed seeing it again.

  2. Beautiful! And yes, I vaguely remember seeing a postcard with this print…

  3. We bought it on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs, don’t remember the name of the long gone store though. There was a black & white version but my dad liked the colorized one better. It did come in a roll and when we got home to NJ he had it framed for me. Still original frame.

  4. Looks like the one my grandmother had in her cottage

  5. My uncle was Lloyd Coe. I was searching the web, looking to see if any of his paintings are online, when I found your blog. I’ve never seen this map, or an image of it, before. Uncle Lloyd was born in Edgartown in 1899 but left with his family at about age one, I think, and thereafter lived in New York and New England. His father was a minister so they moved quite often but they continued to visit the Vineyard in the summer. Do you keep the map in MV or NJ? I visit MV from time to time and I was wondering, if you have it there, whether you’d permit me to take a look at it. I’d appreciate that very much.

    • Hello Margaret…
      What a nice surprise your email was. I live in NJ and that’s where the map is, actually it’s right next to my computer. What state are you located in ?

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