Vintage Infodesign [14]

More amazing examples of old data visualization

April 8, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

Our suggested link for this edition of Vintage Infodesign goes not to a blog post or article, but to a Pinterest board. Kelly Barak‘s Vintage Graphics board is mostly filled with examples of lettering in old magazines, packages and ads, but we managed to pick a couple of goodies for today’s selection.

And speaking of Pinterest, we have an infographic board where you can check out all the old maps, charts, diagrams and graphics we post here. Just browse through the dozens of examples here.

Here are the picks of the week:

 

Where you want a pointer? (1896) | Norther Pacific

Vintage Infographic Where you want a pointer  (1896)

(image: Norther Pacific)

(Via Captain Geoffrey Spaulding on Flickr, via Kelly Barak

London: a functional analysis (1943) | Arthur Ling and D.K. Johnson

Vintage Infographic London  a functional analysis (1943)

(image: Arthur Ling and D.K. Johnson)

(Via Cuptopia)

South Bend Bass-Oreno Color Chart (1925) | South Bend

Vintage Infographic South Bend Bass-Oreno Color Chart (1925)

(image: South Bend)

(Via Old Antique Fishing Lures, Tackle and Value)

Good roads everywhere (1925) | John C. Mulford

Vintage Infographic Good roads everywhere (1925)

(image: John C. Mulford)

(Via History NYC)

Fencing (1924)

Vintage Infographic Fencing (1924)

(image: sushipotvintage)

(Via sushipotvintage on Etsy)

Map of the village of Brooklyn (1816) | Jeremiah Lott

Vintage Infographic Map of the village of Brooklyn (1816)

(image: Jeremiah Lott)

(Via Brooklyn History)

Chart of the Rhine, Elbe, and Order Rivers (1838) | Justus Perthes

Vintage Infographic Chart of the Rhine, Elbe, and Order Rivers (1838)

(image: Justus Perthes)

(Via Wikimedia)

Britain’s latest Fire engines (1940) | L. Ashwell Wood

Vintage Infographic Britain's latest Fire engines (1940)

(image: L. Ashwell Wood)

(Via Bear Alley Books)

Map of Persia (1573) | Abraham Ortelius

Vintage Infographic Map of Persia (1573)

(image:Abraham Ortelius)

(Via Berg Book)

Cross-sections of Boston sewers (1885) | Eliot C. Clarke

Vintage Infographic Cross-sections of Boston sewers (1885)

(image:Eliot C. Clarke)

(Via Sewer History)

How to tie knots (c1950s) | Dupont

Vintage Infographic How to tie knots (c1950s)

(image: Dupont)

(Via Noble County Gold)

Composite Europe (1787) | Thomas Kitchin

Vintage Infographic Composite Europe (1787)

(image: Thomas Kitchin)

(Via Wikimedia)

 

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

Immigration in the U.S. (1905) | National Geographic

Vintage Infographic Immigration in the U.S. (1905)

(image: National Geographic)

(Via Juan Velasco)

Barometer diagram (1888) | National Geographic

Vintage Infographic Barometer diagram (1888)

(image:National Geographic)

(Via Juan Velasco)

U.S. Population (1893) | National Geographic

 

Vintage Infographic U.S. Population (1893)

(image:National Geographic)

(Via Juan Velasco)

Perseus and Caput Medusæ (1825) | Sidney Hall

Vintage Infographic Perseus and Caput Medusæ (1825)

(image: Sidney Hall)

(Via Trialsanderrors on Flickr)

Mountains and Rivers (1836) | Andriveau Goujon

Vintage Infographic

(image: Andriveau Goujon)

(Via Wikimedia)

The Red Pelicans (1964) | L. Ashwell Wood

Vintage Infographic The Red Pelicans (1964)

(image: L. Ashwell Wood)

(Via Paul Malon on Flickr)

Vinous, Lactic and Butyric fermentations (1854) | Edward L. Youmans

Vintage Infographic Vinous, Lactic and Butyric fermentations (1854)

(image: Edward L. Youmans)

(Via Brain Pickings)

Statua Danielis Prophetæ (1585) | Lorenz Faust

Vintage Infographic Statua Danielis Prophetæ (1585)

(image:Lorenz Faust)

(Via BibliOdissey)

A plan of the Siege of Savannah (1779) | John Wilson

Vintage Infographic A plan of the Siege of Savannah (1779)

(image:John Wilson)

(Via Heritage Charts)

How does a truck engine work (1950) | George Zaffo

Vintage Infographic How does a truck engine work (1950)

(image: George Zaffo)

(Via Telstar Logistics)

The Eagle Map of the US (1833) | Joseph & James Churchman

Vintage Infographic The Eagle Map of the US (1833)

(image:Joseph & James Churchman)

(Via Rare Maps)

Know Your War Planes (1952) | Mechanix Illustrated

Vintage Infographic Know Your War Planes (1952)

(image:Mechanix Illustrated)

(Via Modern Mechanix)

Phrenological Chart of the Head of the Country (1785) | William Bengough

Vintage Infographic Phrenological Chart of the Head of the Country (1785)

(image:William Bengough)

(Via The Canadian Encyclopedia)

 

We’ll return next Monday with more Vintage Infodesign.

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