Stingemore’s 1932 Passenger Map of Central London

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Underground Map of Central London/A Guide to Underground Travel, Through Service Sth. Harrow and the West End

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Title

Stingemore’s 1932 Passenger Map of Central London

Mapmaker(s)

STINGEMORE, Frederick H

Publisher

Waterlow & Sons Ltd

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1932

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

27 x 33.5 cm

Full Description

Central area map of London, 27 x 33.5, printed in colours, folding into salmon-pink card covers, light spotting to both map and covers; information about fares, journey times, first and last trains etc. on verso. Printed in 11,000 copies in October 1932 for distribution in November.

Leboff and Demuth (‘No Need to Ask’ p. 74) draw attention to the delicate way in which the lines are drawn (so that they do not ‘swamp’ the important street names) and note the striking border, which they suggest helped to present the Underground as a ‘friendly and personal’ organisation. Stingemore was also responsible for the series of three-panel general maps of the system which were given to passengers between 1925 and 1932.