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Vintage Infodesign [27]

Another hand-picked selection of old graphs, diagrams, charts and maps

July 8, 2013

Opening today’s Vintage InfoDesign, we feature a series of library education posters designed by Peabody Visual Aids in the 1930s and 1940s, created under the supervision of visionary librarian Ruby Ethel Cundiff.

According to Flickr user Char Booth, she salvaged the images from a throw-away pile at her library school in 2003, and were digitized by Gabriel Jaramillo at the Claremont Colleges Digital Library. Another great example of what kind of treasures can be found in schools and libraries, so many times undervalued and almost always ending up in the trash.

Thankfully, this was not the case:

 

What I Want Is Facts (c1940) | Peabody Visual Aids

Vintage Infographic What I Want Is Facts (c1940)
(image: Peabody Visual Aids)

(Via Char Booth)

Branches of Knowledge (c1940) | Peabody Visual Aids

Vintage Infographic Branches of Knowledge (c1940)
(image: Peabody Visual Aids)

(Via Char Booth)

The Circle of Classified Knowledge (c1940) | Peabody Visual Aids

Vintage Infographic The Circle of Classified Knowledge (c1940)
(image: Peabody Visual Aids)

(Via Char Booth)

In Pursuit of Prose and Poetry (c1940) | Peabody Visual Aids

Vintage Infographic In Pursuit of Prose and Poetry (c1940)
(image: Peabody Visual Aids)

(Via Char Booth)

From Herodotous to Hart (c1940) | Peabody Visual Aids

Vintage Infographic From Herodotous to Hart (c1940)
(image: Peabody Visual Aids)

(Via Char Booth)

Geographical distribution of indigenous vegetation (1854) | Alexander Keith Johnston, Arthu Henfrey, Schouw Joakim Frederik

Vintage Infographic Geographical distribution of indigenous vegetation (1854)
(image: Alexander Keith Johnston, Arthu Henfrey, Schouw Joakim Frederik)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

When we build again (941) | George Allen & Unwinr

Vintage Infographic When we build again (941)
(image: George Allen & Unwinr)

(Via Full Table)

Nautical Chart of Map of New York City and Harbor (1866) | United States Coast Survey

Vintage Infographic Nautical Chart of Map of New York City and Harbor (1866)
(image: United States Coast Survey)

(Via Wikimedia)

Tableau Uranographique et Cosmographique (1852) | Alexandre Vuillemin

Vintage Infographic Tableau Uranographique et Cosmographique (1852)
(image: Alexandre Vuillemin)

(Via Wikimedia)

Helmets and their developmental sequence (1920) | Yale University Press

Vintage Infographic Helmets and their developmental sequence (1920)
(image: Yale University Press)

(Via Archive.org)

Skeletons (1940) | Lello dictionary

Vintage Infographic Skeletons (1940)
(image: Lello dictionary)

(Via El Bibliomata on Flickr)

Büchsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch (1590) | Abraham Ortelius

Vintage Infographic Büchsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch (1590)
(image: Abraham Ortelius)

(Via World Digital Library)

Most Populous Cities at Each Census (1903) | United States Census Office

Vintage Infographic Rank of the Most Populous Cities at Each Census
(image: United States Census Office)

(Via Michael Stoll on Flickr)

BMW 3200 (1969) | Quattroruote magazine

Vintage Infographic BMW 3200 (1969)
(image: Quattroruote magazine)

(Via Glen H on Flickr)

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed this selection! We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams. Have a great week!

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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