(US) Makers of The U.S.A.

Mapmaker: Jefferson, Louise E.

(US) Makers of The U.S.A.


  • ~Cat 64 Holiday Offerings~
  • (US) Makers of The U.S.A.

    Made in the midst of World War II, this map draws on the diversity that has always been present to create the nation. From artist, author and mapmaker, Louise E. Jefferson, she was the daughter of a U.S. Treasury engraver that played a significant role in the Harlem Artists Guild. Her books were met with resistance at the time, specifically because her illustrations for "We Sing America" showed black and white children together. These books were banned in Georgia and ordered burned by the state's governor.

    Showing both native and immigrant communities throughout, this map points to the diversity and ethnic enclaves that create this nation. Includes vignettes for industry and produce, and is surrounded with a border that names the many ethnic groups found in the US.

    Condition is good, has been professionally restored and backed with some minimal loss on some folds, but not effecting the printed content. Image size is approximately 21 x 33.5 (inches) with surrounding text.