Hearing parents and grandparents share stories about their childhood and teenage adventures is something you’ll always treasure… and maps are a great icebreaker to start the conversation. We often use period maps to launch a memoir project and lately we’ve been exploring some really cool maps from the 1930s. It’s been a joy to watch our clients point to a spot on a map, laugh and launch into a favorite memory from 70+ years ago.
So the next time you are hoping to capture a great family story from the past, try finding a period map and start exploring it with your parents or grandparents. You may be amazed at the stories that unfold. Wikipedia.org is a great place to find period maps like the Shanghai map we found above.