“…wood was, and is, the most distinctive medium used by the Greenland Eskimos in mapmaking. Blocks are carved in relief to represent the rugged coastline of Greenland with its fjords, islands, nunataks and glaciers, the shapes of the various islands being linked together with rods. In order to reduce the size of the blocks, the outline of the coast is carried up one side and down the other.”
Leo Bagrow, History of Cartography 1951
Tactile maps for navigating the coast lines of Greenland produced by inuits. The following posts describe the history of these objects in much more detail:
And these are the men making decisions in women’s health. Fantastic.
which is exactly why 0% (with a margin of error of 0%) of this is surprising. Their decisions make it very clear that they are a bunch of sexist fuckshits.
Ahh yes t “Don’t get to small cause I like them thick” from some dude you have no intentions of ever being to with. To the ” You’re pretty for a fat girl”
We put out calendars in 2012, and so many people have asked for more! I didn’t have time to put out a flip-book type calendar, so I thought I would make a poster one! In the style of those tea towel calendars. If I can source some tea towels, I’ll do that. But a poster is good too! I will let you know when it is in the shop!
I made Red Riding Hood sketches along these lines a while ago, and I like Dorito Person Red Riding Hood.
Just a little dorito, going to Grandma’s house.
Meredith Grey through the seasons [1-10].
“Your life is a gift. Accept it, no matter how screwed up or painful it seems to be.”
Map Shows All of the Ways You Could Get Around Alaska in 1909
“This map of Alaska in 1909 shows all of the transportation and communication infrastructure in the territory at that early date: wagon roads, sled roads, pack trails, railroads, telegraph lines, and even some telephone lines. Wireless stations are noted; the 107-mile wireless radio connection across Norton Sound gets a special mention.
In the nineteenth century, native Alaskans and Russian settlers used the centuries-old tribal network of pack and dog trails. The 1896 discovery of gold in the Klondike turned the attention of American businessmen and developers north. Soon, the government took charge of developing infrastructure in the territory. “
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