161 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Gallery Hours: June 6, 2015 – November 22, 2015
Open Thursdays through Sundays 11AM – 4PM
Guest Curator, Robert B. MacKay, SPLIA’s Director Emeritas
SPLIA’s latest exhibit explores how the art of cartography was used during the 19th and 20th centuries to define the geography of Long Island as a place for investment, industry and commerce, home-building, and ultimately, substantial growth and profit. Featured map-types include those created for the Long Island Railroad, large wall atlases, tax maps, scientific surveys, and bird’s-eye views that, along with related ephemera such as period real estate and travel brochures, illustrate Long Island’s transformation from rural outpost to modern suburb.