Vintage California Map ORIGINAL 1931 map - not a scan or copy I just love this little gem. Its an original vintage map from a 1931 text book. Its unusual because it depicts the topography of the state, a bit of its history, major cities, agricultural and industrial pursuits with sketches in lieu of
This is one of the first paintings I came across when searching for "Romanticism". It's American Progress by John Gast, and golden hills here might actually represent the greatness of life in America, and how some are ready and willing to walk away from that life to face hardships.
Rivers that flow down a shallow gradient tend to meander, looping back and forth over the terrain. These motions, which take place over decades and centuries, are preserved in patterns visible in the flood plain of the Selemdzha River.