Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Here's Mud In Your Eye

For the last week or so, the blogosphere has been abuzz over the unveiling of the LIFE photo archive hosted by Google. You can now search Google Images to retrieve photos and other images from 1750 to the present. Many of the classic LIFE photos are now searcheable by keyword.

I finally got around to browsing the collection and naturally, I typed in the keyword "map". One of the many results was this less than appetizing array of martinis:

Map of the US w.Martini glasses either empty or filled w. varied portions of black liquid representing the amount of air particulates in the state on which they rest As a result of the US Dept. of Health's "Air Pollution Measurements fr. 1957-1961.
Location: US
Date taken: November 1963
I guess if you were going to drink the polluted air, the best place to be was in the Rocky Mountains, and stay away from Chicago Gary.



At Wednesday, November 26, 2008 , Blogger Rex Parker said...

I apparently live in the heart of Full Martiniville. You should have a drinkable / comestible map tag.


At Wednesday, November 26, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "map tag".

At Thursday, November 27, 2008 , Blogger erik said...

You are mistakenly confusing Gary, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. Gary is home to a great deal of industrial factories. Take a closer look at the map and you'll see that martini glass is indeed located in Indiana. Please consider correcting your blog post.

At Friday, November 28, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Chicagoans are soooo sensetive... :-)

At Sunday, December 28, 2008 , Blogger erik said...

We just love our city. ;-)
Thanks for the correction. Let's hope that environmental technologies will turn all these dirty cities into savvy green centers of commerce to help turn our nation around.


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