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  1. Ethel M. Fair map collection

    889 maps. The sizes vary from 110 x 136 cm. or smaller. . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    This special map collection was culminated by map librarian Ethel M. Fair (1884-1979). It consists of pictorial maps produced in several formats, and ranges in period from the 1840s to the 1960s. Some are cartoon maps, while others are cartographs. Unusual formats include maps on place mats, napkins, table cloths, and handkerchiefs. The collection contains mostly tourist maps, road maps, educational maps, and commercial maps. The majority of the maps depict North America, but other areas are represented. There are early facsimiles and some maps that are undated, but most of these appear to have been produced between 1920s and 1950s. A number of the maps were created by female cartographers, who were of special interest to Fair.