Pictorial Map of the United States
Reynolds Aluminum, c. 1940-45

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Leo Rackow (1901-1988)
Map of United States for Reynolds Aluminum
New York City: c. 1940-45
Gouache on illustration board
20.75 x 31 inches, overall
Signed lower right: Rackow
Inscribed verso: Reynolds Institutional
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Map of the continental United States done for the Reynolds Corporation. Features a number of pictorial illustrations showing industries throughout the country that depend on Reynolds to supply them with aluminum and other products. The graphics include trains, trucks, airplanes, cars, roofing material, siding, pots and pans, bridges, and boating. A steam shovel appears in the lower left, filled with raw ore.

Leo Rackow was an illustration artist active in New York City from the mid 1920s to the 1960s. A member of the Society of Illustrators, he created magazine illustrations for publications such as The New Yorker, bookcovers and advertisements, and contributed to the design of the globe in the lobby of the Daily News Building.