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Vintage World Travel Posters

Ruth Taylor White Collection

Artists Biographies

Ruth Taylor White (1899-?)

Perhaps the artist that best typifies the energy and style of 1930's pictorial maps, the work of Ruth Taylor White is whimsical, colorful and bold, but also captures a bit of the local feel and interest of the area she depicts.

In 1931, the well-known map illustrator visited the Hawaiian Islands and was inspired to produce a series of decorative maps.

Extremely colorful and whimsical in tone, they were issued by the Honolulu Star Bulletin and given away by the Hawaii Tourist Bureau.

Ruth Taylor White was quite prolific; she published hundreds of "cartographs" of the various states and published them in a now very scarce book entitled Our USA: A Gay Geography.