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Picture of a National Geographic office in which the chief cartographer checks a map for details while other staff members work
January 8, 2022

Making Maps

In this photo from 1935, National Geographic's first chief of the Cartographic Division, Albert H. Bumstead (standing), checks details on an atlas while other staff members operate a photo-typesetter that Bumstead invented. The Cartographic Division has innovated mapmaking for more than a century.
Photograph by Willard Culver, Nat Geo Image Collection
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