This is not a Bootlegger's Map of the United States
Map & Supply Co.
Date of Creation:
A close “bootleg” copy of Edward McCandlish’s humorous Depression-era map of the almost same name (which was published in Detroit by the Griswold Press), his map not having the “This is not a” statement.
There are other differences, including the publisher, the legend (not present on the McCandlish map) and more, all in an attempt to avoid copyright infringement (in which they were apparently successful).
The map presents a hilarious look at alcohol and Prohibition. Many place names are plays on words: Chi-keg-o, Mash-ville, Booze(Boise)and Albu-corky and many more. The “pints’ of the compass are Norse, Wet, Yeast and Souse.
As for McCandlish, he was a prominent illustrator of the children’s page in 1920s and 30s newspapers, so this original map was quite a radical departure.
This map is not held by the Library of Congress.