Portrait of America 1939


America’s vast wealth of natural resources on the verge of World War II.

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This eye-catching pictorial map was drawn by Erik Nitsche and published in a 1939 issue of LIFE Magazine. The image highlights the nation’s robust natural resources, varied geography, and incredible industrial diversity.

Oil derricks in Texas, fields of wheat in the Great Plains, and manufacturing plants across New England are just a few examples of the prewar prosperity enjoyed by the United States. An awesome image of American unity that foregoes state borders in favor of a presentation of cohesion and solidarity.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1939

Author: Erik Nitsche

Sheet Width (in): 20.5

Sheet Height (in): 14

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Centerfold pictorial map disbound from a magazine. Two sheets conjoined along the centerfold with archival tape on the verso. Very good overall.


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