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Marvelous 1935 Ruth Taylor White pictorial map of Hawaii and Samoa

Place/Date: Boston / 1935
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Title: Territory of Hawaii – Samoa
Technique
Offset printing
Dimensions
29.3 x 21.5 cm (11.5 x 8.5 in)
Identifier
NL-00442
Coloring
Original color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Pictorial map of Hawaii and Samoa drawn by the famous illustrator, Ruth Taylor White, and published in Our USA: A Gay Geography.

Born in 1899, Taylor and her family, like many, headed persistently west in the late 19th century, finally settling in California.

In the spring of 1930, White spent five weeks in Hawaii. Her trip was likely prompted by a commission from the Hawaii Tourist Bureau to draw maps of the Hawaiian islands.

Cartographer(s)

Ruth Taylor White

Ruth Taylor White was among the most prolific makers of pictographic maps, and her maps are among the most collected pictographs.

Condition Description

Very good condition. Descriptive text of Idaho on verso.

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