Geographical Guide to a Man's Heart with Obstacles and Entrances Clearly Marked | Geographical Guide to a Woman's Heart Emphasizing Points of Interest to the Romantic Traveler
By: McCall's Magazine
Date: 1960 (published)
Dimensions: 11 x 19.8 inches (27.9 x 50.3 cm)
This matching pair of "geographical guides" depicts a man's and a woman's heart, illuminating the social awareness of the time of the differences between the sexes with regards to love and relationships. The stark difference between the two begins even within the subtitles, with a man's described by "obstacles" and the woman's described as "romantic."
The male heart is divided into regions such as State of Solid Comfort, State of Superiority, Country of Freewheeling and Area of Appetite, while the female heart includes Love of Love Land, Country of Conversation, State of Security, and Party Girl Province. The at the center of the a man's heart is the "Walled City of the Real Him," while the center of the female heart is home to the "Hidden City of the Real Her." Both hearts also include entry ways inside, such as the "Avenue of Beauty," "Homemaker's Highway," and "Good Cook's Gate," for the male heart and "Concourse of Compliments," "Avenue of Affection - open 24 hours a day," and the" Gate of the Good Listener," to name a few.
Humor and stereotypes abound in these fanciful hearts, which were created by Jo Lowrey and published in the January 1960 issue of McCall's Magazine. These hearts were based on similar Victorian-era maps by the Kellogg Brothers of Connecticut. On the verso of the man's heart is a short article about the characteristics a man looks for in a woman.
Condition: These maps are in B+ condition, linen backed with some light damp staining on the side margin and bottom corner that does not enter the image.
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