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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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[ Bathymetric chart ] Made Available by A. B. Rechnitzer and R. D. Terry Deep Submergence Systems / Staff Artist, Ken Hodges, BATHYMETRY OF THE PACIFIC BASIN. Anaheim, CA: North American Aviation/Autonetics, 1965.

Spectacular bathymetric chart of the Pacific Basin

Put simply, a bathymetric chart is a form of thematic map depicting submerged topography, just as topographic maps depict terrestrial topography. This is usually accomplished by means of contour lines, often augmented by differential shading or coloring to highlight variations in depth. The earliest bathymetric charts were based on compilations of hundreds or thousands of […]

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R. Buckminster Fuller & Shoji Sadao, Cartographers, DYMAXION SKY-OCEAN WORLD / THE FULLER DYMAXION AIR-OCEAN WORLD. No place, 1964.

1967 edition of R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Airocean World Map

A spectacular full-color edition of the marvelous Dymaxion Map of the world, R. Buckminster Fuller’s innovative attempt to overcome the distortion endemic to two-dimensional projections of the Earth’s surface. The dymaxion world view of R. Buckminster Fuller Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was a distinctly American figure, whose lifelong commitment to identifying problems and develop interesting […]

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Concept: Earl Crabb / Art: Rick Shubb, HUMBEAD’S REVISED MAP OF THE WORLD WITH LIST OF POPULATION. Berkeley: Humbead Enterprises, 1968.

Rare first edition of Humbead’s Revised Map of the World (1968)

A justly-iconic product of the late-60s, Humbead’s Revised Map distills the world to its essentials, or at least to the places and people most “top of mind” for the American counterculture.  The map depicts the world as consolidated in a single, psychedelic Pangaea comprising Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, New York City and Cambridge, with […]

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Anonymous, UNIVERSITY OF CALIF., BERKELY DEFENSE CONTRACTS. [Berkeley, Feb. 1971].

Vietnam-era broadside protesting UC-Berkeley’s complicity in the U.S. war machine

An appalling and very rare piece of anti-war propaganda calling attention to the University of California-Berkeley’s involvement in defense research during the Vietnam War. The broadside features a persuasive map of the Berkeley campus, overprinted in color to indicate programs with contracts with the Department of Defense (blue) and the Atomic Energy Commission (red).  A […]

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Adz Gayzette. VOL. NO. 1 ISSUE NO. 16. San Francisco: Dick Jay and Keith Wayde, Jan. 21, 1971.

The San Francisco Adz Gayzette for January 21, 1971

Adz Gayzette, which ran under variant titles from 1970-1972, was a free newspaper targeting the San Francisco gay community. In addition to occasional news reporting, it provided a weekly calendar of events, classifieds and personals, an advice column and more. Despite the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and the newly-emergent Gay Pride movement, one source describes […]

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A. Kerns, The Devil Made Me Do it ! Chicago: Hip Products, 1971.

Nixon in Hell

A scarce 1971 counterculture poster by featuring a striking image of President Richard Nixon surrounded by the flames of Hell, holding a map of Southeast Asia. Unusually, the poster’s upper third is covered in velvet, adding a groovy tactile vibe, rather in the style of the “black-light” posters that hung in my bedroom as a […]

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SCAM: THE GAME OF INTERNATIONAL DOPE SMUGGLING. Berkeley: Brown Bag Enterprises, 1971.

SCAM : The Game of International Dope Smuggling

An amazing artifact from the year Nixon declared war on drugs. In Scam: The Game of International Dope Smuggling, players drop out, start dealing and try to be the first to make $1,000,000. I am hopelessly ill-qualified to catalog this item—too straightlaced, and the wrong sort of writer to do justice to its exuberant, irreverent […]

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Rivers / Photo by Malcolm Varon / Printed by Colorcraft Offset, Inc., America Needs MCGOVERN. HE CAN PUT IT TOGETHER. [New York?: McGovern presidential campaign? 1972.]

Cartographic poster for the 1972 presidential campaign of George McGovern

A striking, quirky and quite rare poster for the catastrophic 1972 presidential campaign of South Dakota Senator George McGovern. The 1972 campaign took place against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, ongoing cultural upheavals and the still-fresh memories of Kent State and the assassinations of two Kennedys and Martin Luther King. I was only five […]

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Mr. Radiation, NRC TOURS presents… THREE MILE ISLAND VACATION PACKAGE. Mechanicsburg, PA: Mr. Radiation Products[!], 1979.

A send-up of the Three Mile Island disaster

An unrecorded poster by “Mr. Radiation”, sending up the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. The worst nuclear accident in American history began at 4 a.m. on March 28, 1979 at the Three Mile Island (TMI) plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A routine maintenance procedure led to a stuck coolant valve, and […]

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