Chicago Map Society: John Long, Collecting Maps on Postcards

Chicago Map Society Meeting
Thursday, February 16, 2012

5:30 pm

Towner Fellows Lounge

Maps on postcards make up an enormous body of miniature maps that include examples of just about every topic and task for which maps are used in the world at large—plus others found only in the postcard world—from entertainment to way-finding. John Long will give a brief overview of map postcard collecting and then concentrate on some of the more interesting map cards he has collected over the years.  In addition to the images illustrating the talk, there will be a display of map postcards from among the thousands in John’s collection.