Vintage Infodesign [9]

Old 'how to' illustrations and many more vintage visuals.

March 4, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

Before we move on to our weekly selection of old graphics, maps, and charts, a couple of reading suggestions about this topic. First, Susan Schulten wrote a piece for the Disunion series (The New York Times) on Edward Atkinson, who creatively used a map to demonstrate the inefficiency of slave labor.

The second suggestion goes to another find published on Brain Pickins: a set of how-to guides from the early 1900s found in a French edition of Friedrich Eduard Bilz’s 1888 naturopathic medicine guide Das Neue Naturheilverfahren (The New Natural Healing).

Here’s this week’s full selection:

 

The Cotton Kingdom (1653) | Edward Atkinson

Vintage Infographic The Cotton Kingdom (1653)

(image:Edward Atkinson, 1653 )

(Via The New York Times)

How to swim (c.1900s) | Friedrich Eduard Bilz

Vintage Infographic How to swim (c.1900s)

(image: Friedrich Eduard Bilz, c.1900s)

(Via Brain Pickings)

Steam Baths (c.1900s) | Friedrich Eduard Bilz

Vintage Infographic Steam Baths (c.1900s)

(image:Friedrich Eduard Bilz, c.1900s )

(Via Brain Pickings)

Evesham World Map (c1400) | Evesham Abbey

Vintage Infographic Evesham World Map (c1400)

(image:Evesham Abbey, c1400 )

(Via Daily Mail)

Unnamed fort town (1722) | Laurens van der Hem

Vintage Infographic Unnamed fort town (1722)

(image:Laurens van der Hem, 1722 )

(Via BibliOdissey)

Map of the Square and Stationary Earth (1893) | Orlando Ferguson

Vintage Infographic Map of the Square and Stationary Earth (1893)

(image:Orlando Ferguson, 1893 )

(Via Map Room Blog)

First Atlas of Russia (1745) | Joseph Nicolas de L’Isle

Vintage Infographic First Atlas of Russia (1745)

(image:Joseph Nicolas de L’Isle,  1745)

(Via David Rumsey online collection)

A Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart (c. 1833–1842) | D. W. Kellogg

Vintage Infographic A Map of the Open Country of a Woman's Heart (c. 1833–1842)

(image:D. W. Kellogg, c. 1833–1842 )

(Via American Antiquarian)

History of Skirt Lengths (c.1945)

Vintage Infographic History of Skirt Lengths (c.1945)

(image:History of Skirt Lengths (c.1945) )

(Via Ptak Science Books)

The Mapa Cor-de-rosa: A Portuguese Empire That Never Was (1886) | Erherd Fres

Vintage Infographic The Mapa Cor de rosa A Portuguese Empire That Never Was (1886)

(image: Erherd Fres,1886 )

(Via Strange Maps)

And in case you missed last week’s featured works:

Chinese Astronomy Map (1722) | Lü Weifan

Vintage Infographic Chinese Astronomy Map (1722)

(image:Lü Weifan, 1722 )

(Via Big Map Blog)

How a modern Brewery operates (1948) | Frank Soltesz

Vintage Infographic How a modern Brewery operates (1948)

(image:Frank Soltesz, 1948 )

(Via Vintage Ads)

Tree of Virtues (c.1100) | Conrad of Hirsau

Vintage Infographic Tree of Virtues (c.1100)

(image:Conrad of Hirsau,c.1100 )

(Via Walters Art Museum on Flickr)

Cosmographia World Map (1482) | Claudius Ptolemy

Vintage Infographic Cosmographia World Map (1482)

(image:Claudius Ptolemy, 1482 )

(Via Sci Maps)

Revelation chart (c.1925) | Frederick W. Childe

Vintage Infographic Revelation chart (c.1925)

(image:Frederick W. Childe, c.1925 )

(Via Old Time Religion)

Modern Papoose (1945) | Mechanix Illustrated

Vintage Infographic Modern Papoose (1945)

(image:Mechanix Illustrated, 1945 )

(Via Modern Mechanix)

The war and taxation (1940) | The Guardian

Vintage Infographic The war and taxation (1940)

(image:The Guardian, 1940 )

(Via The Guardian Data Blog)

A Tale of Three Maps (1944) | Fortune

Vintage Infographic A Tale of Three Maps (1944)

(image:Fortune, 1944 )

(Via Duke University)

Mappa mundi Borgia or Tavola di Velletri (1722)

Vintage Infographic Mappa mundi Borgia or Tavola di Velletri (1722)

(image: Mappa mundi Borgia or Tavola di Velletri (1722) )

(Via petrus.agricola on Flickr)

Sectional view of the Torus space station (1975) | NASA

Vintage Infographic Sectional view of the Torus space station (1975)

(image:NASA, 1975 )

(Via Exonauts)
We’ll be back next week with another selection of vintage visualizations. Until then, keep following our daily updates here on Visual Loop, and if you came across some old map, chart of graph, send it to us and we’ll be sure to add it to our weekly selection.

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