A Good Natured Map of Alaska (1934)

The Alaska Line

A Good Natured Map of Alaska (1934)
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Date: 1934
Author: Alaska Steamship Co
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Alaska that you might want to check out.

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.

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