Land measures illustrated ; percentage illustrated ; phonic analysis
- Land measures illustrated ; percentage illustrated ; phonic analysis
- Title (alt.):
Land measures illustrated
America Transformed: This educational poster illustrates the structure of General Land Office township surveys. The top scene depicts surveyors laying out a single section, measuring one mile by one mile and containing 640 acres. The diagram labeled "Township Plat" demonstrates the division of a township into 36 sections, while the "Township Survey" diagram explains that townships are identified in relation to a base line and meridian (representing an X-Y axis). Each parcel of land has a unique numerical identifier such as the 40-acre tract where the surveyors stand could be identified as the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 1, Township 3 North, Range 4 West, 6th Principal Meridian.
America Transformed: Viewpoint: These divisions remind us of the harmful game of wrongful land dispossession. For Native people, these squares represent a systematic disruption of our ancestral ways of life. This diagram reflects the colonial concept of land ownership: packaged up in little squares, as though one can compartmentalize a way of life and sell it. –Rebecca Sockbeson, Ph.D., Penobscot Indian Nation, University of Alberta
- Diamond Litho-Pub'g Co.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Geodesy--Measurement--Study and teaching
Area measurement--Study and teaching
Meridians (Geodesy)--Study and teaching
Percentage--Study and teaching
Reading--Phonetic method--Study and teaching
- 2 posters : both sides, color ; 105 x 70 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Diamond Pub'g Co.
- Table of Contents:
Land measures illustrated ; percentage illustrated
Double-sided poster. One side explains land measures (rods, acres, townships and principal meridians), percentage and interest. Other side teaches phonics with illustrated examples.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
- Call #:
QA135 .L36 1901