Category Archives: History Visualized

Magnetic Migration: Ironworkers to Züsch

Confronting the challenge of scale, this illustrative map gives context to convergence. In 1700, industrial pioneers in Europe did not travel as far as their descendants, but did so with as much significance. Not only did they react to historic demands, they were architects of their own, and our, destinies. Continue reading

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Continuity of Construction

The curious mind does not shy from an existential dilemma. I confront a life-long theme of creating the new versus preserving the old. The illustration series for Allendorf/Lahn represents the past, present, and future perspective of domestic evolution. Continue reading

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The Pioneers of the Pioneers: ironwork innovators

Out of disaster, this story of convergence, un-sung heroes, and innovators set the foundation for the industrial revolution. From the personal becomes the universal. Continue reading

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Ancestor Access: Allendorf an der Lahn

Blending past and present is well expressed in Allendorf/Lahn, Germany. I have Illustrated several of their 300 year old buildings that show this integration. Continue reading

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Historical Hessen Hints

The influence of technology and politics filters down to affect the small villages circa 1600s. In the battleground of the Thirty Years Wars, Southwestern Germany was the stage for the conflict and the innovations. These factors show in family history data. But how to pinpoint to the actual events? Continue reading

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A Rinn Beginning

Never backing down from a graphic challenge, I more than met my match this time!  In this search for roots, I embarked on answering a family riddle. Recovering from one of the hardest visual tasks in my career, I shake … Continue reading

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Maps and Charts that Tell Stories

With a growing collection of historic maps and charts, most of my illustrations tell stories many family historians can relate to. Embellishing legacy documents and complimenting the work of professional genealogists—researchers, historians, and authors—my goal is to make data come alive. Continue reading

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