A Good Natured Map of Alaska (1934)
|Author:||Alaska Steamship Co|
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|Source:||Library of Congress|
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I'd feel a bit pandered-to if this was used as a tool to sell me on an Alaskan Cruise.
You can see the gears turning in the heads of their marketing executives: "Our research is telling us that people think that Alaska is cold and uncivilized." To which the art director replies: "Well, we'll give 'em the god-dammned sunniest and cheeriest map they've ever seen, then...
For more map resources and imagery from this period in 's history, check out the Alaska Historical Society's website.