Counterculture is a term used to describe the social, political, and artistic movements that arose in the 1960s and 70s. It includes a wide range of diverse subcultures such as hippies, punks, feminists, queer activists, and black power advocates. Here at, we have an amazing selection of rare and antique nautical charts, maps, engravings, and other artifacts from this time period that provide insight into the counterculture movement. Our collection includes a 1970 Berkely Tribe Newspaper Title Page Earth Scowling with Locations of Left-Inspired Attacks; a U.S. Coast Guard World Map ca 1973 Semper Paratus; an Antique 1720 South Sea Bubble Satirical Print by Carington Bowles; Black Star Liberation Press Astrology & Black People Poster (1974); and Butcher & Gatewood's 2000 Coast-to-Coast Tour Map for Dean Markley & Jaros Custom Guiitars. These unique items represent the spirit of the counterculture movement: rebellion against traditional values and norms; exploration of alternative lifestyles; redefining gender roles; experimentation with drugs; embracing astrology; questioning authority figures; challenging racial inequalities; advocating for peace and civil rights. Our collection is a powerful reminder of the impact that this era had on our society today. At we are proud to offer these remarkable pieces of history to our customers who are interested in learning more about this fascinating period in time. Our selection offers something for everyone: historians looking for primary source documents, music lovers seeking vintage posters from their favorite bands, art enthusiasts searching for unique prints or engravings to decorate their walls – all can find what they need here! We invite you to browse our extensive collection today and explore the rich history of counterculture!

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6862California Surf Map Supplementary Sales Promotion PosterDetailsAnonymous1970
California Surf Map
$2,000.00AnonymousCalifornia-Surf-Map<br><br> <div class="indenttextblock" style="text-align: center; font-size: 1.2em;"><b> Let's go surfin' now<br> Everybody's learnin' how<br> Come on and safari with me<br></b> </div> <br> Very rare California Surf Map circa late 1960's to early 1970's. Apparently produced to support a sales promotion. The map at center is surrounded by photo illustrations of popular California surfing locations. Each location contains a brief description of when to expect the best surfing conditions. For example: <div class="indenttextblock">"MISSION BEACH Typical beach surf winter and summer. Less crowded than Pacific Beach. Takes all swells with south and west swells preferred. 2 - 6 feet ht."</div> <br> Surfing locations identified on the map include, from bottom right moving clockwise: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Mission Beach</li> <li>Pacific Beach</li> <li>Leucadia</li> <li>Oceanside</li> <li>San Clemente</li> . . . <li>Manhattan Beach</li> <li>Malibu</li> <li>Ventura</li> <li>Staley's</li> <li>Rincon</li> </ul> </div> Only one copy was found online, at the archive for (1). <br><br> (1)
6856Blissberger poster map of Coconut Grove, Florida from 1982.DetailsBlissberger, Linda1982
Coconut Grove Poster Advertising Map
Blissberger, Linda
$525.00Blissberger--LindaCoconut-Grove-Poster-Advertising-MapScarce advertising poster map of Coconut Grove, Florida by artist Linda Blissberger. 1982. <br><br> "Designed by the Blissberger with the able assistance of the Bliss Bear while dodging bulldozers on Florida Ave. Jan. - Feb. '82. Blissberger Art & Airbrush Creations & Gallery of Surprises. 3425c Main Hwy. 445-3146."
6845DetailsFairchild Aerial Surveys Inc.1930
Scarce view of Hollywood Stars Homes Beverly Hills
Fairchild Aerial Surveys Inc.
$400.00Fairchild-Aerial-Surveys-Inc-Scarce-view-of-Hollywood-Stars-Homes-Beverly-HillsScarce, early photographic oblique "airplane" birds-eye view of Beverly Hills, California annotated with numerals keyed to homes of Hollywood stars. These movie stars include Buster Keaton, Tom Mix, Mary Pickford, Douglass Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, and Will Rogers. The view probably dates between 1926 and 1933 based on the marriage duration of King Vidor and Eleanor Boardman (Home # 22) . By Fairchild Aerial Surveys, N.Y.C. Published in an unknown magazine. Verso with glamour photographs of period stars. <br><br> The view looks roughly north with the Beverly Hills Hotel, established 1912, slightly to the left of the center. This item may be the earliest published aerial photograph of Photomap of Beverly Hills to locate the homes of movie stars and likely predates Landacre's "Newe Mappe of the Heavens." <br><br><div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "When Wallace Beery flies back from his island camp, or when Ben Lyon volplanes down home to see Bebe and the baby, this is where the magic carpet of Hollywood looks to the returning wanderers of the sky." </div><br>
6748Engraving ca. 1795 containing early depictions of Cannabis Sativa.DetailsBertuch, Friedrich1795
Antique copperplate engraving of Cannabis Sativa or chanvre
Bertuch, Friedrich
$500.00Bertuch--FriedrichAntique-copperplate-engraving-of-Cannabis-Sativa-or-chanvreAntique hand-colored engraved plate ca. 1795 containing early depictions of Cannabis Sativa ( chanvre or hemp). A sub-species of weed, wacky tobakky, boucan, dope, marijuana, grass, reefer, pot, maryjane, ganja, etc. Left-most plant depicted is flax. To the right are male and female specimens of Cannabis Sativa. Scarce. <br><br> From Bilderbuch fur Kinder, published from 1792-1830 by Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1727-1822). This encyclopedia was published in 237 parts with 1186 engravings. <br><br> Two leaves total. Leaf 1 on wove with images, verso blank. Leaf 2 on laid paper with text descriptions in French and German. <br><br> Before you forget, fire up your credit card and score this very rare engraving today. Bhang! <br><br>
67121970s leftist broadside for terroristic events.DetailsRed Mountain Tribe1970
Terrorism 1970's style
Red Mountain Tribe
$200.00Red-Mountain-TribeTerrorism-1970-s-styleThis is a title page to a 1970 issue of the Berkely Tribe newspaper- an anthropomorphized earth scowling with locations noted across his face that were the scene of left-inspired bombings, fire bombings, pipeline attacks, the odd embassy siege, and riots. Published in 1970, during the Vietnam war by the Red Mountain Tribe (1) with parallels to the tensions experienced today by the other side of the aisle. <br><br> The use of symbols as propaganda was a common tactic among activists during this time, and the Earth was a particularly powerful symbol of the counterculture's environmentalism and concern for the planet. By depicting the Earth as an old man with a scowl, the artist was likely attempting to convey a sense of anger and frustration at the destruction caused by the war and other government policies. The Earth's face being marked with locations that were the scene of attacks further reinforced the counterculture's proposition that the US government was engaging in destructive and unjust actions. <br><br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title="Berkeley Tribe 1970"></a> <img id="3" src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6712/SC_6712_detail.jpg" alt="Anthropomorphized view of earth scowling with locations noted across his face that were the scene of left-inspired terror attacks." width="340"/> <br><small>... What's the world coming to?</small> </div><br> Berkely Tribe. 1970. Vol. 2 No. 8 Issue 34. Feb. 27 - Mar.6, 1970. <br><br>
6678Early 1970's poster promoting the Coast Guard.DetailsU.S. Coast Guard1972
Coast Guard Poster worldwide locations
U.S. Coast Guard
$145.00U-S--Coast-GuardCoast-Guard-Poster-worldwide-locationsDecorative old-stock promotional poster ca. 1973 (1) with the locations of the U.S. Coast Guard around the world, or at least the western world. Executed with elements of 70's style reflecting the influence of the counter-culture on the arts during that period. With the Coast Guard motto : Semper Paratus or Always Ready. The map omits any locations in Asia, where during that time period there was a war raging in Vietnam. Reminding the viewer of that overseas duty station was probably not conducive to the CG recruiting effort in '73. <br><br> Legend at bottom lists the activities and programs the U.S. Coast Guard engaged in including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Icebreaking</li> <li>Iceberg Patrol</li> <li>Fisheries Conservation</li> <li>Radio Navigation</li> <li>Port Safety Vessel Traffic System</li> <li>Search and Rescue</li> <li>Aids to Navigation</li> <li>Law Enforcement</li> </ul> </div> (1) We have dated the map with reference to the planned Omega Station shown on the continent of Australia. Planning for that station was underway as early as 1972 when the Australian Department of Shipping and Transport was making a final site selection decision. The Omega Navigation System was a global radio navigation system that operated from 1971 to 1997. It consisted of eight ground-based stations, including three in Alaska, that transmitted signals in the VLF (Very Low Frequency) range to provide accurate navigation information for ships and aircraft. The Omega Navigation System was eventually replaced by more modern and precise satellite-based navigation systems such as GPS (Global Positioning System) <br><br> Document ID: G-PMR30
66051974 poster titled Astrology and Black People, Berkeley, CA.DetailsBlack Star Liberation Press1974
Astrology and Black People Zodiacal Chart
Black Star Liberation Press
$695.00Black-Star-Liberation-PressAstrology-and-Black-People-Zodiacal-ChartUnrecorded, a bit strange and highly unusual astrological or horoscope poster: "Astrology and Black People" an apparently self-published poster from Berkeley, California in 1974. <div><img src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6605/SC_6605_detail.jpg" alt="Title cartouche details for 1974 Astrology and Black People zodiacal chart published by Black Star Liberation Press" width="300" align="center" style="margin: 20px 20px 20px"/> </div> The creator's faces, names, astrological sign, and role appear at bottom center in a far-out UFO-style title cartouche: Reggie, layout; Gypsie, astrologer; Detroit, artist; Wayne, details; and Jason, ideas. Black Studies interest. <br><br> Published and copyrighted 1974 by Black Star Liberation Press, P.O. Box 3215 Berkeley, California. Verso is blank.
6501Poster for Dean Markley guitar strings and Jaros Guitars.DetailsAnonymous2000
Poster and map for Dean Markley Guitar Strings and Jaros Custom Guitars
$150.00AnonymousPoster-and-map-for-Dean-Markley-Guitar-Strings-and-Jaros-Custom-GuitarsUnrecorded poster related to a coast-to-coast tour by Jon Butcher and Bruce Gatewood promoting Dean Markley guitar strings and Jaros Custom Guitars ca. 2000. With an inset map of the tour across the United States including photos of Jon and Bruce. <br><br> Jaros Guitars was started by the father and son team of Harry and Jim Jaros of Mary Street, Rochester, Pennsylvania in 1996. Dean Markley has produced guitar strings since 1972. <br><br> An archived web page about Jaros Custom Guitars from 1999 tells the Jaros story: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "The Jaros Guitar "factory" is a home-based, part-time operation located in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. Jim, his wife Patty, and their sons Jason (14), and Taylor (8), live only 100 yards from Jim's folks, Harry and Mary (and coincidentally, Harry's large well-equipped woodshop).The shop is a 30' x 40' pole-barn with 12' ceilings and three work bays." <br> (Dynamic Duo: This father-son team's a good combination. TradeSecrets. Vol. 25. Wayback Machine) </div>
64211924 1st edition map of Greenwich Village by Edwards.DetailsEdwards, Robert1924
Scarce pictorial 1st ed map of Greenwich Village New York
Edwards, Robert
$365.00Edwards--RobertScarce-pictorial-1st-ed-map-of-Greenwich-Village-New-YorkScarce presumed 1st edition map of Greenwich Village, New York copyrighted by Robert Edwards in 1924. More that 50 locations in Greenwich Village are identified numerically and correspond to an included advertising section "Mr. Quill's Guide" where advertisers could feature their establishments for one dollar per line per month. According to the guide <b>"Places marked with a double asterisk ** sell booze to anybody."</b> <br><br> Locations identified on the map include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>The Green Goat -- 97 West 3rd Street "Booze, gambling, and murders committed to order."</li> <li>The Jolly Friars </li> <li>Joseph Kling -- 3 Christopher Street. "International book shop. Rarest prints and originals."</li> <li>The Four Trees -- 4 Christopher Street. "Soft music that inspires synthetic moonlight, glamour, charm and romance fortified by delicious food. Here the editor dines and dances."</li> <li>The Blue Horse.</li> <li>Cherry Lane Theater.</li> <li>De Pamphilis Press -- 51 Greenwich Avenue. "The cheesy printer who makes this nifty book."</li> <li>MacDougal Alley.</li> </ul> </div> Robert "Bobby" Edwards (1879-1948) attended Chase Art School and later moved to Greenwich Village New York where he had a career as an artist, writer, performer, and maker of Ukuleles. Edwards advertised himself as <br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> “Maker of the Ukalyptos, Second Cousin of the Ukulele. Painting, Poetry, Movie Acting, Music, Singing, Illustrating and General Art Work Neatly Done. Also Contracts Taken to Make Restaurants Famous. Terms for Singing at Parties on Application. Also Portrait Photography.” </div> Bobby Edwards edited the Greenwich Village magazine, The Quill and contributed songs, gossip, verse and this early pictorial map. Price includes complete "The Quill". Vol 15. July 1924. No. 1. Light card cover. 31 pages. <br><br>
6432Poster for the first Rhode Island Cajun Bluegrass Festival.DetailsKonnertt, Jean1980
Poster first annual Cajun Bluegrass Festival Escoheag Rhode Island
Konnertt, Jean
$355.00Konnertt--JeanPoster-first-annual-Cajun-Bluegrass-Festival-Escoheag-Rhode-IslandRare original serigraph concert poster for the first annual Rhode Island Cajun - Bluegrass Festival held at the Stepping Stone Ranch in Escoheag, RI in October, 1980. Skillful application of graphic and cartographic elements link Louisiana with Rhode Island. <br><br> Numbered 7/100 and signed by artist in pencil.
6393A 1967 protest march map and armband.DetailsAnonymous1967
San Francisco Protest March map, route instructions and monitors armband.
$275.00AnonymousSan-Francisco-Protest-March-map--route-instructions-and-monitors-armband-April 15, 1967 San Francisco, California protest march map, monitor instructions, and a crude cloth armband for a march monitor. Rare. <br><br> On April 15, 1967 amidst growing opposition to the U.S. war in Vietnam, large-scale anti-war protests were held in New York, San Francisco, and many other cities. <br><br> Numerous "monitor's notes" including: <br><br> "So far we have had good relations with the police and we would like to keep it that way". "Above all -keep cool; <b>the armband as a symbol of authority will handle most situations by itself</b>".
5473Rare, 1969 anti-war protest poster with SE Asia map.DetailsStudent Mobilization Committee1971
Very rare persuasive 1971 antiwar poster with outline map of southeast Asia
Student Mobilization Committee
$475.00Student-Mobilization-CommitteeVery-rare-persuasive-1971-antiwar-poster-with-outline-map-of-southeast-AsiaRare, student-led anti-war protest poster on card stock with an outline map of SE Asian countries promoting two anti-war activities: A "Student Strike" on November 3 and a "March on Boston" planned for November 6 [1971] . <br></br> The text for the Strike and the March are both overlaid on top of an outline image of a map of SE Asia including the countries of North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia each filled with the letters "USA", "USA", "USA". <br></br> No holdings of this poster are found online. <br></br> The two protest activities were organized by the Student Mobilization Committee (SMC). 15 Sellers Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. <div class="indenttextblocksingle">"The Student Mobilization Committee was formed in 1966 “to coordinate opposition to U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam among college and high school students.” Originally named The Vietnam Day Committee the SMC organized protests on campuses and in cities in addition to being one of the first groups that included civilians and soldiers alike. Based on a letter from 1969, the SMC had centers in 15 cities around the country but began to disband, like many anti-Vietnam groups in the early 1970s (1973) in conjunction with the U.S. beginning to withdrawing troops from Vietnam." (Brown University, Hall-Hoag Collection. 2015. Online) </div>
5472Thematic, pictorial, world map for dope growing and manufacture.DetailsHigh Times1985
Late 20th C map of International Drug Production
High Times
$225.00High-TimesLate-20th-C-map-of-International-Drug-ProductionThematic, pictorial, world map focused on the agricultural and manufacturing/refining sites that produced illegal drugs in the mid 1980's. A two-page "Bonus Centerfold" to a 1985 issue of <i>High Times</i> a monthly drug-oriented, counterculture magazine published by Trans-High Corporation of Farmingdale, N.Y. Robert Aronson, publisher. Perfect for collectors, dispensary decoration, or nostalgic old hippies. <br></br> This fine, increasingly scarce, original map <strong>"The World According to Dope: A Guide to International Drug Production"</strong> shows locations for growing coca, pot, poppies, and khat as well as of laboratories for production of cocaine, heroin amphetamine, and more all explained in a legend near bottom center using simple easily-understood pictographs to represent each drug. Notations on the map supplement the location information with a few interesting tidbits, (e.g., "Ukrainian ditchweed", "Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands: one big money laundry".) <br></br> Verso with a single-page map <strong> "Guide to International Trade Routes" </strong>for heroin, marijuana, Quaaludes, Cocaine, and khat. Most destinations are located on the map in the United States or in Europe. Polar projection.
5434A counterculture map of the United States based on cultural distance.DetailsCrabb, Earl and Shubb, Rick1970
Counterculture Cartography Humbead's Revised Map of the World
Crabb, Earl and Shubb, Rick
$285.00Crabb--Earl-and-Shubb--RickCounterculture-Cartography-Humbead-s-Revised-Map-of-the-WorldOriginal 1970 third-edition offset-lithograph counter-culture map of the "world". The first edition of Humbead's Revised Map of the World was created in 1968 based on a concept by Earl Crabb and drawn by artist Rick Shubb. Two subsequent editions were released. <br></br> Copyright 1970 by The Great Humbead.
5436DetailsCrabb, Earl and Shubb, Rick1969
Humbead's Revised Map of the World with List of Population
Crabb, Earl and Shubb, Rick
$285.00Crabb--Earl-and-Shubb--RickHumbead-s-Revised-Map-of-the-World-with-List-of-PopulationOriginal 1969 second-edition offset-lithograph counter-culture map of the "world". The first edition of Humbead's Revised Map of the World was created in 1968 based on a concept by Earl Crabb and drawn by artist Rick Shubb. Two subsequent editions were released in 1969 and 1970.
5428Poster for 1978 Marijuana Trail.DetailsAnonymous1978
Map of the 1978 Marijuana Trail
$375.00AnonymousMap-of-the-1978-Marijuana-TrailScarce Hippie / Yippie cannabis-related map or a 70's Hippie poster with cartographic interest. An uncommon original pictorial map from 1976 showing gatherings "The Marijuana Trail" planned across the continental United States during the Spring and Summer of 1978. <br></br> Interesting iconography used that adapts existing regional stereotypes to a counter-culture cannabis-infused outlook: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>San Francisco- A drunk, be-wigged barrister and a bell-bottom mod smoker.</li> <li>Ashland, Oregon- Bigfoot getting high</li> <li>Grand Junction, Colo. Naked hippies with smokie the bear.</li> <li>Atlanta- Southern gentleman and a banjo-playing hillbilly.</li> <li>Montreal - a frog, cow, and lumberjack- all smoking</li> </ul> </div> Near Kent, Ohio three citizens are shown holding large signs: REMEMBER | KENT | STATE <br></br> For many of the gatherings the provided activity and schedule information could have made this map a fine planning calendar. From A Yipster Times publication.
5424A 1984 protest poster with Ronald Reagan and the Texas-State shape.DetailsSwartzbeck, Mike1984
Iconic Yipster Poster Texas State Reagan Mechanical Bull
Swartzbeck, Mike
$200.00Swartzbeck--MikeIconic-Yipster-Poster-Texas-State-Reagan-Mechanical-BullFine mid-80's original protest-rally poster, an iconic offset-lithographed artifact from the waning days of the Hippy sub-culture. A broadsheet for the more liberal segment of the Baby Boomer cohort, with a Texas accent. <br></br> Ronald Reagan is depicted astride a missile-shaped quarter-a-ride mechanical bull emblazoned with the atom symbol, with all set before the shape of the State of Texas, in blazing yellow. Text at the right lays out the rally schedule in Dallas, Texas at the Republican Party Convention from August 11 to August 24, 1984. Activities included a Peace Vigil, religious services, voter registration, and a Rally Against Reagan's Diversion of Dollars from Hard to Soft Drugs. Created by Mike Swartzbeck and apparently paid for by the North American Greens Party, P.O. 392, Canal Street Station, New York City. <br></br> Activities planned for Wednesday, August 22 were: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Morning: Toxic Waste Redeployment</li> <li>Evening: blockade Convention</li> </ul> </div> Title: "Don't Let Reagan take you For a Ride. Rally and Blockade Dallas G.O.P. Convention, Aug. 11 - 24 [1984]."
5426Cannabis-related poster promoting the White House Smoke-in 1982.DetailsFranzen, Dana1982
Poster Ron and Nancy Reagan White House SmokeIn 1982
Franzen, Dana
$295.00Franzen--DanaPoster-Ron-and-Nancy--Reagan-White-House-SmokeIn-1982Original, cannabis-related protest poster promoting the White House Smoke-In '82 Washington, D.C. July 2 - 5. Promising free pot, the poster features President Ron Reagan sporting a huge smoldering doob while standing next to an elegant Nancy Reagan, both garlanded with green cannabis leaves. Above that ironic scene, on an arched semicircle, the text reads: <strong>"Pot is an herb. Reagan is a dope." </strong> <br></br> Created by Dana Franzen, a frequent contributor to the magazine's centerfold posters.. <br></br> Offset-lithograph on better-quality newsprint. Measuring 25" on the diagonal this is an original poster from a 1982 issue of A Yipster Times Publication.
5417World Cannabis March on the U.N. poster from 1983.DetailsYouth International Party Information Service1983
Fine 1983 World Cannabis March on the U.N. Poster
Youth International Party Information Service
$265.00Youth-International-Party-Information-ServiceFine-1983-World-Cannabis-March-on-the-U-N--PosterOriginal, scarce, World Cannabis March on the U.N. poster on good-quality newsprint from a Yipster underground newspaper. The "World Cannabis March", sponsored by the 5th Avenue Pot Parade Coalition, featured speakers, a holistic massage workshop, and reggae music. <br></br> Purpose was to advertise a protest parade in New York City against the Reagan Administration's policies on cannabis. Reagan's policies diverted funds from the enforcement of hard drug laws to enforcement of the marijuana statutes, considered by many at the time to be a less harmful "soft" drug. <br></br> The march was scheduled to start at 11 A.M. May 7, 1983 at Washington Square Park in New York City.
5408World Cannabis March on the U.N. poster from May, 1985 by Franzen.DetailsFranzen, Dana1985
Fine 1985 World Cannabis March on the U.N. Poster
Franzen, Dana
$275.00Franzen--DanaFine-1985-World-Cannabis-March-on-the-U-N--PosterStunning, scarce, original World Cannabis March on the U.N. poster (1985) on heavier, better-quality newsprint. Designed by Dana Franzen for A Yipster Times Publication. The poster was a center-fold insert. <br></br> The intent of the poster was to advertise a protest parade in New York City against the Reagan Administration's strict policies on cannabis. The march was to start "before high noon" on May 4, 1985 at Washington Square Park. <br></br> Contains text likely to appeal to members of the counter-culture who understood the double entendre meaning of some of the poster's copy:</br> "Appeal to a <b>higher power</b>"</br> "Meet at Washington Sq. Park before <b>high noon</b>"
6397World Cannabis March on the U.N. poster from May, 1984 by Franzen.DetailsFranzen, Dana1984
World Cannabis March on the U.N. Poster 1984
Franzen, Dana
$285.00Franzen--DanaWorld-Cannabis-March-on-the-U-N--Poster-1984Original, scarce and very colorful poster "World Cannabis March on the U.N." from 1984 on heavier and higher-quality newsprint by the 5th Avenue Pot Parade Coalition. Designed by Dana Franzen for A Yipster Times Publication. The poster was a center-fold insert advertising a protest parade in New York City against the Reagan Administration's policies on cannabis. The march was to start at 11 A.M. May 5, 1984 at Washington Square Park. <br></br> Verso with a black and white poster for "Rock Against Racism." <br></br> Ships folded as issued.
4928Pictorial map advertisement for computer networking.DetailsDigital Equipment Corporation1972
Early Persuasive Map Advertising ARPA Network pre-Internet
Digital Equipment Corporation
$275.00Digital-Equipment-CorporationEarly-Persuasive-Map-Advertising-ARPA-Network-pre-InternetI'll see your Timothy Edward Downs and raise you 20. <br /><br /> Very early pictorial map advertisement for Digital Equipment Corporation or DEC, for their DEC10 Supercomputer as a key part of the ARPA network. With the introduction of the TCP-IP protocols, ARPANET grew rapidly in size and within less than 20 years evolved into the Internet. <br /><br /> ARPA stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency, a U.S. Defense Department agency responsible for leading-edge technical research. Beginning in 1967, by 1969 the ARPANET network interconnected four supercomputers, in 1970 - 9 supercomputers and by 1972 - 24 supercomputers . <br /><br /> The ad shows the location of ARPANET supercomputers, generally large universities and research institutions; the interconnections between those supercomputers; and the data exchanged between the computers. <br /><br /> In the early 1970's networking concepts were poorly understood and the artist uses common pictograms as metaphors as an aid to understanding. Without exception each university/research Supercomputing center is represented by old white men in suits, most with ties (NASA Ames the exception). Names of each institution appears on the outstretched arms of the old white men as they extend into the cube of another institution with an old white man. By Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, Massachusetts, run by old white men in the 1970's.