[ISHMap-List] Don't miss our final Map Month 2017 meeting Tuesday night with Ralph Ehrenberg

Lorraine Sherry lorraine.sherry at comcast.net
Fri May 19 20:43:49 CEST 2017

The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic interest. The
Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.


May 23, 2017 - Ralph Ehrenberg Presents: "Follow Your Flight: Souvenir
Airline Passenger Maps, 1920s-1980s."



Ralph Ehrenberg


5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, Conference Room B2.

This program is free and open to the community.

RMMS is honored to announce this special program by a renowned expert. 

One of the least known categories of popular pictorial cartography is the
complimentary airline route map that was designed to inform and entertain
air travelers before the emergence of in-flight radios, movies, and iPhones.
Dating from the beginning of commercial aviation following World War I,
these maps evoke a time and place when air travel was novel and exciting,
and commercial aviation catered to their customers.  Welcome aboard as we
fly with American Airlines, Air France, BOAC, Imperial Airways, UAL, and
other pioneer airlines on Ford Tri-Motors, Lockheed Constellations, and
Boeing 707s exploring the world of early airline route maps.

Ralph Ehrenberg has served as Chief of the Geography and Map Division of the
Library of Congress and Director of the Center for Cartographic and
Architectural Archives at the U. S. National Archives during a 42-year
career with the Federal Government.  He has lectured extensively on Western
exploration and aviation cartography.  His most recent publications include
Mapping the West with Lewis and Clark (Library of Congress and Levenger
Press, 2015), and Mapping the World:An Illustrated History of Cartography
(National Geographic Society, 2005).


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