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Tag Archives: Maps
Samuel Sewell Greeley: Wage Map No. 1-4, Polk St. to Twelfth, Chicago (1895) (source) In 2019 dollars: $5.00 and less = $7,852 per year and less $5.00 to $10.00 = $7,852 to $15,704 per year $10.00 to $15.00 = $15,704 … Continue reading
Desiree E. Stuart-Alexander: Geologic map of the central far side of the Moon (1978) [detail]; full map here. (source)
Endpaper maps from William T. Innes’s Exotic Aquarium Fishes (13th ed., 1951), with a grid the reader can use to find the location of the various fishes listed in the book.
Thomas Schmagmeier made this map of the Apollo 11 landing site overlaid on a soccer field to give a sense of scale to the distances traveled by the astronauts. He also made a baseball version. (These are revised versions of … Continue reading
From Alain Robbe-Grillet’s 1957 novel, Jealousy: Now the shadow of the southwest column– at the corner of the veranda on the bedroom side– falls across the garden. The sun, still low in the eastern sky, rakes the valley from the … Continue reading
There is a lake in the north of Munster which contains two islands, one rather large and the other rather small. The larger has a church venerated from the earliest times. The smaller has a chapel cared for most devotedly … Continue reading
I made these about a year ago. Let me know if you like them.
Gary Siebel: City Car (c. 1985) From Harold Blank’s Wild Wheels (1994)
Geographische Liebes-Räthsel (1905); this map by an unknown artist uses the words from a Heinrich Heine poem as its locations: Wenn ich in deine Augen seh, So schwindet all mein Leid und Weh; Doch wenn ich küsse deinen Mund, So … Continue reading