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So, Infographics Were A Thing In The 1800s

I can't fathom infographics without comment trolls.

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The above maps were created by Francis Amasa Walker, Superintendent of the US Census and civil war veteran.

Historian/Author Susan Schulten is responsible for shedding light on these proto-infographics. She has written about them on Fastcodesign.com where you can read more about them and see more pictures. She has also authored the cartography-centric book: Mapping The Nation

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