NULab Core Faculty member Ryan Cordell was interviewed for a story on the history of election maps, published on National Geographic’s website. Following an image of the oldest known map of a U.S. presidential election, Cordell considers why we don’t find more election maps in nineteenth century publications. “Images were not very common in newspapers until late in the 19th century, save the stock images used for advertisements and some particular kinds of stories,” Cordell says. The article also features an image of a map of Paris depicting the results of an 1868 parliamentary election, which Cordell uncovered. Read the article here.
October 13, 2016