Cartoon Indiana


Uncommon pictorial map of Indiana by Bill Skacel.

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This pictorial map of Indiana was designed to be folded and mailed like a postcard. Its contents are indicative of contemporary attitudes and self-identity during the 1940s; from the charming Southerner to the stereotypical depiction of Native Americans and total omission of other people of color. Vignettes are used to illustrate Santa Claus, the birthplace of Wilbur Wright, and the grave of Johnny Appleseed in addition to more mundane features like universities, local industries, and historic sites.

The whimsical style is typical of Bill Skacel, who designed a number of similar promotional maps for other states. Published in Milwaukee in 1946 by E.C. Kropp Company.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1946

Author: Bill Skacel

Sheet Width (in): 11.75

Sheet Height (in): 17.75

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Light creasing and wear along former fold lines. Very good overall.


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