Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home The Original Boys Town, Nebraska


Interesting pictorial map soliciting donations for a boy’s home in Nebraska.

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This beautiful pictorial map was published as a mailer in the mid-1950’s and includes a number of brightly illustrated vignettes that highlight various elements of American cultural identity. Agriculture, science, recreation, and even race are explored through the various illustrations, though one in the center dominates all.

This shows the logo of Father Flanagan’s Boys Home in Boys Town, Nebraska – “in the heart of America.” This small suburb of Omaha was where Irish immigrant Father Edward J. Flanagan first founded the home in 1917, and where it continues to operate today.

The verso includes a heartfelt solicitation for donations from Director Father Nicholas Wegner, dated 1955, and a brief summary of facts about Boys Town.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1955

Author: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home

Sheet Width (in): 16.25

Sheet Height (in): 

Condition: A

Condition Description: Near fine condition, with light creasing and faint wear along originally issued fold lines.


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