In 1900, W. E. B. Du Bois and his students drew a series of charts for The Exhibit of American Negroes. They’re not all winners, but these were hand-drawn in 1900, so there’s some leeway there. There are also a handful of graphics that use graphic devices that we sometimes mistake for modern methods, like cartograms to compare values and a bent bar graph to allow smaller values some space on a zoomed-in axis.
Graphs from 1900 that depict a snapshot of African American life
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Who is Older and Younger than You
Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.
When Straight Americans Lost Their Virginity
Everyone has his or her own timeline, but here it is in general for Americans.
Marrying Later, Staying Single Longer
Using a century of data, we watch the shift of marital status in the United States.