Auction 170, Lot 282

"A Hysterical Map of Glacier Park and Blackfeet Reservation...",

Subject: Glacier Park, Montana

Period: 1938 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
15.7 x 15.8 inches
39.9 x 40.1 cm

This rare cartoon map of the Glacier Park and the Blackfleet Reservation was "made on purpose" by Jolly Lindgren. It identifies many of the area's mountains, roads, and lakes, but the primary draw is its irreverent style. The map is loaded with wisecracks and visual puns: the reservation is represented by black feet coming out of a teepee; the peak of Hungry Horse Mountain is a horse with a feedbag strapped on; Heaven's Peak has a halo; and a sign under Cyclone Peak reads, "Where the Mountains Are "Snow White" and You're the Dwarf." Across the bottom of the map is the message, "Here You See It..... Without a Horse." The Lindgren brothers of Spokane, Washington, specialized in humorous maps of state parks.

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Condition: A

Issued folding with a short fold separation at right and a few tiny holes at fold intersections.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/14/2018

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