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F. E. Cheeseman, ALBERT RICHARD All-America Football Map. Milwaukee, WI: Albert Richard, 1941.

All America Football Map by F. E. Cheeseman

An exuberant and decorative pictorial map by F. E. Cheeseman, recapping the 1940 football season, at a time when the college game was dominant. The central image is a map of the United States, upon which illustrator F. E. Cheeseman has overlaid hundreds of images including football players in action as well as the seals, […]

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[ Aviation safety ] They Cheer When You Forget Your Maps. NP: Directorate of Air Traffic and Safety, and Directorate of Safety Education C—L—4, ca. 1943-45.

WWII aviation safety poster issued by the U.S. Air Force

A good-natured aviation safety poster issued by the U.S. Air Force during the Second World War. The poster features a soldier in warm-weather gear standing in front of a fighter labeled “Desert Patrol.” Bemused and shivering, he stands calf-deep in snow, while Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo look on happily from behind an igloo. The caption reads […]

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Wall map of Slovenia made for the partisan High Command during the Second World War

Unique surviving wall map used by the Slovene Partisan High Command

Thought to be the only known surviving complete example of a wall map made exclusively for the use of the Slovene Partisan High Command during the Second World War. From the estate of the Partisan general and war hero Ivan Maček. The map depicts the numerous Partisan military divisions across Slovenia and the eastern part […]

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10 War Department Newsmaps from 1945, focusing on the pivot to the Pacific Theatre

Ten War Dept. Newsmaps from 1945, focusing on the pivot to the Pacific

Ten striking propaganda Newsmaps published by the U.S. War Department during the Second World War, covering roughly the period between the surrenders of Nazi Germany and Japan. Unusual in being accompanied by their original War Department mailing envelope. This run of Newsmaps is not continuous, but all were issued between May 7 and August 13, […]

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Mary Ronin's 1958 pictorial map celebrating American diversity

Mary Ronin pictorial map celebrating American diversity

A colorful and upbeat pictorial map of the United States celebrating the “great diversity in its land and its people.” Drawn by Mary Ronin and published by the Department of State for the United States pavilion at the Brussels Universal and International Exhibition, better known as Expo 58. I quote at length from P.J. Mode’s […]

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Spectacular poster for a Japanese film on the War in the Pacific

A monumental and extremely rare poster for a Japanese film celebrating the War in the Pacific. Owned in partnership with Geographicus Antique Maps. This mammoth poster and map of East Asia and the Pacific was issued to promote the Italian release of the 1958 Japanese film Battaglia del Pacifico.   Produced by the Shin Toho Company and […]

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Hal Shelton, Vail [:] COLORADO . . . SKI COUNTRY USA. Colorado Springs: Looart, ND [but ca. 1965.]

Map of Colorado’s Vail ski resort in its earliest years

An attractive 1960s bird’s-eye view of Vail ski resort, one of the America’s iconic Winter destinations. The main image is a bird’s eye view of the resort’s front bowls, trails and lifts, complemented by a view of the back bowls at lower right and a photograph of the base resort at lower left. It was […]

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[ Containment Policy ] Draper Hill, [Two versions of an untitled Vietnam War-era political cartoon featuring Lyndon Johson, Dean Rusk and Robert McNamara.] Probably Worcester, Mass., ca. 1865-68.

Draper Hill cartoon lampooning America’s Containment policy in the Cold War

A rare political cartoon by Draper Hill satirizing the United States’ Cold War-era Containment Policy, which sought to limit the expansion of Soviet communism but ended up precipitating the catastrophe of the Vietnam War. Present here in both working manuscript and printed form, enabling one to see changes from conception to the final copy. The […]

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Prepared by Political Action Department[,] United Steelworkers of America[,] AFL-CIO, [Untitled political map of the United States.] Washington, D.C.: United Steelworkers, [1972?]

The United Steelworkers fight the Election of 1972

A rare and somewhat enigmatic political map of the United States, issued by the United Steelworkers in advance of the Election of 1972 and just a year after the 26th Amendment lowered the voting age to 18. This brought some 11.5 million new potential voters into the electorate, whom the union no doubt wanted to […]

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1973 Boston Oil Party poster with eagle

Vivid poster announcing the Boston Oil Party of Dec. 16, 1973

A wonderful and extremely rare Fall 1973 political poster exhorting viewers to attend the Boston Oil Party and “impeach big business too.” Issued just as the impeachment proceedings against President Nixon were accelerating. This poster is the rallying promotional for the December 16, 1973 protest known as the Boston Oil Party, which called for both Nixon’s […]

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