The investigation of landscape, nature and ecology in contemporary art has its roots, in part, in the legacy of Romanticism and the search for man's place within the world.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mississippi and Ohio Rivers at Cairo, Ill. map

A 1944 map showing the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers at Cairo, Ill., used aerial photos and soil borings to produce a color-coded guide to the historic twists and turns of the Mississippi. It is still used today.

Credit: Harold N. Fisk/Mississippi River Commission and the War Dept.

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