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Fascinating Time Line / Info-Graphic Chart showing 5000 years of History.

The images cover events in history, costumes, weapons, tools & utensils, science & inventions, transportaition and art, sculpture and architecture.

The chart is the work of American illustrator Lowell Francis Hess and Louise Calnek.

Lowell Hess

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Lowell Hess's art career has spanned 6 decades.  After serving in World War II as a lieutenant in the US Army, this Oklahoma native attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.  He subsequently worked as an illustrator in the heyday of magazine illustrations.  His works were featured in many publications, including Collier's and Boy's Life.  He also illustrated numerous book series including Golden Books.

Demonstrating the versatility of his craft, Lowell went on to design and illustrate pop-up greeting cards for Graphics 3, Inc.   These cards incorporated a unique design feature that Lowell pioneered using rubber bands as the pop-up mechanism.  Lowell and Graphics 3, Inc., have produced greeting cards for more than 25 years.  In the 1990's, Lowell undertook yet another creative endeavor.  He began creating whimsical wood-carvings, continuing his humorous vision in a new medium.

 Lowell's design and handiwork extended to his creating reproductions of colonial furniture for his 1672-built New England saltbox home.