Wednesday, 14 August 2013

An 1830s Depiction Of What's Inside A Woman's Heart

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In the 1830s, D. W. Kellogg (and his brother) became prominent producers of decorative prints, which often took the form of creative map-making. Here's a creation called 'A Map of the Open Country of a Woman's Heart,' a 'map' showing the different places contained within a lady's heart.

While it's certainly a sweet idea and obviously beautifully executed, the faux topography doesn't do much to counter female stereotypes when one can 'visit' places like 'Love of Dress,' the 'Province of Deception,' or the 'Land of Selfishness.'

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