Vintage cartography and geography documentary, from 1961

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

This is too good not to watch. It’s a 1961 documentary on cartography and geography from the United States Air Force. Watch in all its vintage glory below.(You might want to turn down the volume during the first half minute.)

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