State Farm Road Atlas 1950

This is a huge State Farm Road Atlas from 1950. No mention of illustrator. It took six scans and lots of photoshopping to put it all together and get rid of all the scratches and torn areas. It was in pretty bad shape, but now you can enjoy it looking as close to what it's supposed to look like back in the day.

 

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Hope you stay safe in your travels this Holiday Season!

  • Santiago Uceda 4y

    Not much going on Oregon here!
  • Andy Gonsalves 4y

    This is so fucking awesome.
  • Michael Pinto 4y

    Before there was a red and a blue America there was a pink, orange, yellow and brown America!
  • Lauri Johnston 4y

    thanks for your hard work putting this together... it's amazing!
  • Ward Jenkins 4y

    No problem, Lauri! I've been dying to share this with you all. It was just too good not to show it!
  • finsbry 4y

    Superb job! What a treasure! Thanks sooo much.
  • Jason Powell 4y

    This is truly fantastic, thank you for sharing.
  • Rick Tulka 4y

    Yeah, thanks for doing all that scanning and work!
  • °m° 4y

    wow, what a treasure!
  • Calsidyrose 4y

    I love icon maps. This IS a treasure!
  • Cowtools 4y

    That's way cool. I love pictorial maps.
  • Mina Estevez 4y

    I've been looking for this illustration for years! A copy of this road atlas sat for years amid issues of Look and the Saturday Evening Post in the giant tortoise shell my grandparents used as a magazine rack. It was a very formative influence on my design sense.

    Can't thank you enough!!!
  • Ward Jenkins 1y

    Mina Estevez I'm so sorry for just now responding to your comment. Somehow I don't see every comment that pops up in my Recent Activity feed here on Flickr. :( But I'm so glad that I was able to capture your early design influence here on Flickr! It was difficult to scan all the pages and then piece it together, but it was totally worth it. Enjoy!
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