Vintage Infodesign [55]

Science, technology and our world, in vintage graphics and plates

February 3, 2014  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

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One of the most interesting Tumblr blogs out there, when it comes to vintage visual goodies, is run by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. biologist and host/writer of PBS Digital Studios’ It’s Okay To Be Smart. In one of its latest posts, Joe brought the marvelous work of John Emslie (1813-75), with which we open today’s round up of Vintage InfoDesign. The images were originally posted in another must-follow Tumblr, Space Travel Co., many were picked up at the Wellcome Collection.

Also worth noticing is the German cartoon from 1914 showing the lay of the political land as seen from the German perspective at the outbreak of World War One, a tip from another great place to find vintage images, The Public Domain Review. The image is from the Berlin State Library and is featured as part of the “Europeana, 1914-18” project, which is marking 100 years since the outbreak of WW1.

Enjoy the full list:

The Earth and its Atmosphere (1840) | John Phillips Emslie

Vintage Infographic illustration The Earth and its Atmosphere (1840) | John Phillips Emslie

(image: John Phillips Emslie)

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The Sun and Solar Phenomena (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie

Vintage Infographic illustration The Sun and Solar Phenomena (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie

(image: John Phillips Emslie)

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Transparent Chart of the Heavens (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie

Vintage Infographic illustration Transparent Chart of the Heavens (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie

(image: John Phillips Emslie)

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Geographical Diagram of the Earth (1844) | John Phillips Emslie

Vintage Infographic illustration Geographical Diagram of the Earth (1844) | John Phillips Emslie

(image: John Phillips Emslie)

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Comets and Aerolites (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie

 Vintage Infographic illustration Geographical Comets and Aerolites (c1840) | John Phillips Emslie

(image: John Phillips Emslie)

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Cartoon Map of Europe (1914)

Vintage Infographic illustration Cartoon Map of Europe (1914)

(image: Cartoon Map of Europe (1914))

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Rambles Through our Country – Children’s Map (1890) | Schaefer & Weisenbach

Vintage Infographic illustration Rambles Through our Country – Children’s Map (1890) | Schaefer & Weisenbach

(image: Schaefer & Weisenbach)

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The Great American Roadside (1934) | John Steuart Curry

Vintage Infographic illustration The Great American Roadside (1934) | John Steuart Curry

(image: John Steuart Curry)

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Saint Augustine Map (1589) | Baptista Boazio

Vintage Infographic illustration Saint Augustine Map (1589) | Baptista Boazio

(image: Baptista Boazio)

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Bird’s-Eye View of the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago (1893) | Rand McNally and Company

Vintage Infographic illustration Bird's-Eye View of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago (1893)

(image: Rand McNally and Company)

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The Sepia Octopus (1813) | Samuel Mitchill

 Vintage Infographic illustration The Sepia Octopus | Samuel Mitchill

(image: Samuel Mitchill)

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Dutch Eclipse Map (1748) | Simon Panser

Vintage Infographic illustration Dutch Eclipse Map (1748) | Simon Panser

(image: Simon Panser)

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Class using a shortwave radio transceiver (1935) | Short Wave Craft magazine

Vintage Infographic illustration Class using a shortwave radio transceiver (1935)

(image: Short Wave Craft magazine)

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That’s it for today’s round-up! We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams, but until then, enjoy our Pinterest board, where we’re posting all of these visual goodies.

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