Pictorial Map of Kentucky
Karl Smith: 1942

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Kentucky Map - Kentucky
Karl Smith (cartographer)
Louisville: 1942
Photo process color print
13.5 x 18.5 inches, image
18 x 22.5 inches, overall
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Art Deco period pictorial map of the State of Kentucky. Important sites illustrated within the map. Landmarks and historical events illustrated in panels in the border. Decorated with a few bars of the song, "My Old Kentucky Home" in the top center; the state bird, the cardinal, in the upper right corner; and a cartouche incorporating the state seal in the upper left corner. A caption below the state seal gives a few facts about the state's history and its nickname, "The Bluegrass State." The map also includes a short history timeline from 1543 to 1835.

In the 1930s and 1940s, the Speed Art Museum (then the J.B. Speed Art Museum) in Louisville, Kentucky, commissioned Karl Smith to make a series of pictorial maps of the states.