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Auction 190, Lot 45

NO RESERVE - Small but Dramatic Anti-Communist/Nazi/Fascist Persuasive Map of the U.S.

"The Fifth Column Menaces America on a Thousand Fronts",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, World War II

Period: 1941 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

10.8 x 7.3 inches
27.4 x 18.5 cm
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This small folding map presents the Untied States border in bright red with large communist and fascist symbols in the otherwise blank United States. It was used to promote the larger 24 x 36” map that was issued the same year (click here for a previous listing of this large map). The map’s general structure is presented here with a list of location types at bottom including Nazi Unit Headquarters and Communist Training Camps. Verso text includes a call to action, biographies of the authors and an order form.

Published by the Constitutional Educational League, which in 1942 was indicted for undermining the morale of the U.S. armed forces. After refusing to divulge to Congress the source of the League’s financial support, Kamp was convicted of contempt of Congress and served four months in prison. Self-folding (4.0 x 9.0”) with additional communist and fascist symbols on the front of the brochure.


Condition: A

Issued folding on a clean sheet.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/16/2022