Cartoonographs: The First Infographics

Science Service was a nonprofit news organization that decided to "jazz up" their information releases by adding humorous pictures in the 1920s. Some of these "cartoonographs" are preserved in the Smithsonian Institution. Many of the early cartoonographs were drawn by Elizabeth Sabin Goodwin; see more examples at The Bigger Picture. Link -via Nag on the Lake

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Thanks for noticing our cartoonograph/infographics post over at the Smithsonian Institution Archives' blog, THE BIGGER PICTURE.

We have a whole series of posts on Elizabeth Sabin Goodwin that you and your readers might be interested in, many of which include more scans of her infographics and scientific illustrations:

Best wishes,
Catherine Shteynberg
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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