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Melrose Hotel to Shitty Place

This map was drawn by Jason Wilson on a piece of Melrose Hotel stationery in the spring of 2005 and submitted to the HDMA via email on March 19, 2008 by Traci Siegel. Jason's map explains how to get from the hotel on Oak Lawn Avenue to the "Shitty Place," also known as the City Place Conference Center. Please note the very deliberate lines Jason has used. You may wish to compare this to other maps in the collection such as #5 Yellow Breaches. Perhaps the style indicates a broader 21st century map consciousness influenced by web-based applications such as Google maps. No information was provided to indicate what sort of conference was taking place.

2005-00-00 : Dallas, Texas, United States : Traci Siegel

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Obama Volunteer Office

Born in France, Bernard Bonnet became a United States citizen on July 25, 2007. This made him eligible to vote in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, arguably the most groundbreaking race in that nation's history. Bonnet, a book buyer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), fervently supported Democratic Senator Barack Obama (American, born 1961), voting in the Texas primary election and caucusing for the candidate on March 4th, 2008. Three days before the caucus, Bonnet attended an exhibition opening at the MFAH, where he created this hand drawn map for his co-worker, Margo Handwerker. A fellow Obama supporter, Handwerker needed directions to the Obama volunteer office on Southmore Blvd. in Houston, Texas. Gift of Margo Handwerker in honor of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Commentary was written by Handwerker and received via a museum plaque with complete provenance and description of said napkin (but you will have to visit one of our exhibitions some day to get the full experience).

2008-03-01 : Houston, Texas, United States : Margo Handwerker

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