ARTICLE SUMERY:  “Emma Willard’s Maps of Time” is a look back in time and how one person can influence the design and illustrations of today.

Susan Schulman takes a deep dive into Emma Willard’s life as a teacher during a time when education was expanding for all and new printing techniques made it possible for Emma to take advantage of the market for school materials with her innovative designs. 

Her illustrations were designed to make school more interesting to students at large and included

  • Textbooks
  • School Atlases
  • Wall Maps

This is just a small sample of the designs and illustrations Emma Willard is responsible for and still influencing the graphs and charts of today that take big data and translate into a manageable form. Well worth the read.

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