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Auction 186, Lot 163


"Map of Home Arts of the United States of America",

Subject: United States

Period: 1938 (published)

Publication: Home Arts Needlecraft

Color: Printed Color

8.4 x 10.9 inches
21.3 x 27.7 cm
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This unusual thematic map is featured on the front cover of the October 1938 issue of Home Arts Needlecraft magazine. Drawn by Mary Sherwood-Wright-Jones, the map celebrates the wide range of homemade arts and crafts in the United States, with small illustrations of goods representing different geographic regions including ship models, quilts, corn-husk dolls, rugs, jewelry, batiks, and much more. Further decorated by panels of illustrations at top and bottom. The magazine began publishing in 1907 as Needlecraft magazine and changed its name in the mid-1930s to reflect a changing audience. The magazine appears to be a victim of World War II, with the last publication appearing around 1940.


Condition: B+

There is some light dampstaining and foxing mostly at right, and a previous owner's mailing address confined to the top left blank margin.

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $19

Closed on 2/9/2022