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Smith, Karl, (fl. 1938-1959) A Map of the United States 1784-1844

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09861.02 Author/Creator: Smith, Karl, (fl. 1938-1959) Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Map Date: 1958 Pagination: 1 p. ; 44.5 x 57.1 cm.

Summary of Content: One map illustrated by Karl Smith and published by Linweave Quality Papers, and Chicago Paper Company in 1958. The map features the United States as it was from 1784-1844. It includes the borders after the Louisiana Purchase in green. In yellow is the land not held by the United States. The date of a state's entry into the United States is featured under their name. The ocean of the map features illustrations of labeled period ships. Within the map are illustrations of Native American tribes, events, and animals. In the area of Canada there are two versions of the United States flag as well as a battle flag from the battle of Lake Erie in 1813. There is also a listing of the first 10 presidents. In the lower right corner is an illustration of a soldier and a ship. There is also a listing of important dates from 1787-1837. In the Gulf of Mexico there is a listing of American firsts including; 1784, the first daily newspaper established in Philadelphia, 1793, Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin, 1828, Webster dictionary published. Scattered throughout the map is illustrations of events that took place between 1784-1844 including the first American steam railroad from Charleston to Savannah in 1830, Immigration begins to move into Ohio Territory in 1795. The paper type is Linweave Text, Ivory, Laid Antique, 80lb. Basis.

People: Smith, Karl, fl. 1938-1959

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: American FlagAmerican Indian HistoryBattle of Lake ErieFlagsFrontiers and ExplorationImmigration and MigrationLouisiana PurchaseMapsNavalPresidentRailroadShipsWar of 1812

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