Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The mighty Mississippi

How beautiful are these maps of the historic paths of the lower Mississippi River?

They were made by Harold Fisk for the Army Corp of Engineers in 1944 and I just can't stop looking at them. 

click over to flickr to check out more, especially the joiner of all the maps together, It's amazing.


Meghan said...

They're so bright and colorful! They almost don't even look like maps!

Dancing Branflake said...

I need this! I have always loved reading about the Mississippi River so this definitely brings it to life for me. By the way, I really had to sing that little song in order to spell the river correctly.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Those are really cool. I would plaster them all over my walls! I love maps!

Brandi said...

Wow, those are beautiful. I would like to have those hung in my living room.

Diana Mieczan said...

This is so beautiful I would love to frame it and put in on my wall...Its that pretty! Great find,darling and have a wonderful Tuesday!