Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Iron Works War Map

New Orleans architect Martin Shepard (1875-1962) received this promotional map from Dow Wire and Iron Works, Incorporated during World War I. The Louisville-based company specialized in ornamental iron and bronze work, and advertised its wares at the First Exhibition of the Louisville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1912.

Henry Wolters' designs for the Louisville Board of Trade Building and the New Orleans Cotton Exchange were featured in the exhibition, which was devoted to arousing interest "in the development of a worthy city plan for Louisville." If you want to read the exhibition catalog and see reproductions of the works displayed, click here to access through google books.

Image above: Dow Wire and Iron Works, Inc. War Zone Map of Europe. Louisville, KY. Martin Shepard Office Records Collection, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.

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