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Pictographic Map of the Manufacturing and Trucking Industries

Elaborate truck-themed map produced by the Automobile Manufacturers Association of America in 1958.

The map presents a nice depiction of the continental United States in two parts. One part is the pictographic images that showcase a region's main industry while the other part is an overlaid map of the main highways and interstates that connect the nation. Bordering the map is a series of illustrations of the trucks that power the industries shown within the map. This border contains a brief description of the trucks and their role in driving America's economy. 

The best feature of the map is the varied pictographic illustrations of each state's main economic production. These images are all unique, such as a film camera for Los Angeles or people harvesting a maple tree for the state of Vermont. Even industries practiced in multiple locations, such as farming or steel production, have different illustrations that reflect a regional difference in product. This detail makes the map a visual treat to view, as one can always find some new facet of the piece.

This map is a glimpse into the manufacturing past of the United States and the varied industries that dominated the country throughout the 1950s. The inclusion of the different trucks as the border feels organically connected to the rest of the map, making for a more interesting chart. Overall a nice map that showcases a bygone era of American industry.

Condition Description
Light toning and foxing where folded. Slight offsetting on the left side.