Map of the day

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The American football scene in 1939

Albert Richard?s Pigskin Panorama

Pigskin Panorama is an exuberant and decorative Art Deco-style pictorial map of the American football scene in 1939, when the college game was still dominant.

The map uses vignettes of football players in action poses to show the locations of hundreds of collegiate teams around the United States, all color coded by conference. The border is formed by the names of each team set in a football-shaped panel surrounded by the school?s colors.

Albert Richard Co., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of men?s outerwear, published football maps as promotions for several years in a row. They wee touted in newspapers and magazines such as?Boys? Life, whose readers were invited to order a copy gratis.