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Rhode Island School of Design

Picture Collection

Over 500,000 clippings and photographs arranged by subject


Maps in the Picture Collection          

There are approximately 1,927 maps included in the holdings of the Picture Collection.  The majority of these are part of the circulating clipping file and are categorized by country or region, the exception being the Decorative and Historic map files.

Holdings include:

Magazine images of maps
folded road maps
National Geographic maps
street maps
subway maps
pages from atlases
political maps
relief maps

and more.

Also available are U.S. Geological Survey Maps of Rhode Island, which can circulate, up to two at a time, per person for a three-day loan.

There are also 46 large mounted historical city views and historic city plans.  These may be viewed in the Picture Collection, but cannot circulate.

Pulp Fiction Covers

Our folder of Books - Pulp Fiction Covers contains over 300 vintage 1930's - 60's illustrated paperback covers. These are published on  Originals may be viewed by special request.




Other collections on Digital Commons@RISD include Victorian Holiday Cards, Victorian Trade and Novelty Cards, Vintage Advertisements, Golden Age of Illustration, etc..