Purdy, Earl (cartographer).
Division of Information Federal Public Works Administration. No date. Ca. 1935.
Color pictographic / pictorial map, 34 1/8 x 51 3/4 inches on sheet size 35 1/2 x 53 1/4 inches. Professionally mounted on linen. Very good condition. An impressively sized and beautifully designed map of the United States by Earl Purdy highlighting many of the major projects in the form of buildings and infrastructure improvements financed by the U.S. Government Federal Public Works Administration. Projects are highlighted in the border's black and white wood-cut-like illustrations and in the many colorful pictographs scattered across the map. The text at lower left, titled "Serving the People," notes "In picture and legend, this map indicates how the Federal Public Works Administration has aided local communities to rebuild the United States....As permanent national assets they are dedicated to the service of the American public." The colorful cartouche at lower right particularly evokes the art of the era. Item #39105
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