Political map of the United States and territories. 1888
- Political map of the United States and territories. 1888
Since the late 19th century, map makers have experimented with various graphic techniques for displaying Presidential election results. One of the earliest and most complex attempts was published in anticipation of the 1888 election between Republican Benjamin Harrison and Democrat Grover Cleveland. Each state was overlaid by five rectangular bars. The first four bars were colored either black for a Republican majority or red for a Democratic majority, signifying the results of the four previous elections. The fifth bar was left blank for recording the 1888 results. A series of colored dots also signified the party affiliation of governors, senators, and representatives.
- Campbell-Copeland, T. (Thomas)
- Harper & Brothers
- Name on Item:
designed by T. Campbell-Copeland
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
New York :
Harper & Brothers
Exhibited: "America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012.
From the "Battle-ground of the presidential election" in the October 6, 1888 issue of Harper's Weekly.
Voting results represented by color-coded bars for the years 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, and 1888. 1888 bars are blank, to be filled in after the election.
- 1 map : color ; 24 x 34 cm, on sheet 30 x 42 cm
Scale not given
- Call #:
G3701.F9 1888 .C36x
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