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The Origins of Ledger Art

31 May
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Plains Indians were known for their paintings, or narrative drawings, produced on paper or cloth. Usually, the medium was contingent upon whatever was handy. In the beginning, this would mean drawings and paintings were produced on animal skin. Dakota man painting figures (winter count) on buffalo skin. 1929. Photo by J.A. Anderson. Source – National Anthropological Archives, […]

Michigan and Wisconsin, 1858

04 May
Michigan and Wisconsin

  Map of Michigan and Wisconsin 1858 This is a beautiful map of Michigan and Wisconsin that utilizing a copperplate engraving method. This was quite popular during that time period, and often times copper plates were bought and sold just as common pieces of construction machinery are today. They were interchangeable and could be used […]

The Spanish Trail

01 Apr

On one of my favorite maps in my collection two trails are prominently posted- the Hudson Bay Trail and the Spanish Trail. After spending a month in Arizona exhibiting in art shows my interest was piqued…what was the Spanish trail and what legends does it contain? In the early to mid-1800s, the Spanish Trail gained […]

Tell your neighbors! Tell your friends!

29 Jul

Lisa’s Summer Show Schedule 2014 Conference, Jackson WY October 4-5: Issaquah Salmon Days, Issaquah WA (waiting list) October 24-26 Best of the Northwest, Seattle WA “I have seen your maps EVERYWHERE and have been so looking forward to buying one for myself!” “I LOVE this map, I KNEW the Scottish were here!” Explore Lisa’s maps […]