I created this collage from 2 National Geographic magazines (July 1968, November 1970). I physically cut the images out with my exacto knife, glued them together, scanned them in..
The boy at the top is from a Metropolitan Life ad, promoting an immunization against rubella. To pregnant mothers, rubella (German Measles) means a few days in bed, a sore throat, a runny nose, and a rash. But if they catch it while they are early in their pregnancy, there’s a 40% chance their babies can be born with deafness, heart conditions, brain damage, or cataracts which cause at least partial blindness.
The man below him (leaning on the Zenith Chromacolor TV system, which at the time was being offered in 19", 23" and the new giant 25" screen sizes) is 85-year-old Pietro Bonetti, who (at the time) still tilled 8.5 acres near Bardolino, Italy. He grows grapes, olives and corn.
The man to Pietro’s left (with the colourful glasses) is a screen tester, who was responsible for checking for distortion in the new colour television sets at the Zenith plant in Springfield, Missouri.
The hunter across from him was an american tourist, on an excursion through Cassiar, BC. He was being led by the legendary Tahltan Indian guide, Fletcher Day. Every fall Mr. Day outfitted parties with horses, provisions, and guides for days-long rides into the haunts of the caribou, moose, grizzly bear, wolf, stone sheep, and mountain goat.
The plane is a Beechcraft Bonanza. “You look down on the highway now – instead of up that hypnotic line in the middle. No time lost. No crowds. No tension. Just fast and free. Your Bonanza is every inch a thorougbread. It’s more than big enough! Carries 4 to 5 passengers or a family of 6! It’s more than fast enough! Streak up to 210mph at top speed. And its name is more than enough. Beechcraft!”
The bikers are from Springfield, Missouri. Springfield was featured in the November 1970 edition, because it is part of the Ozarks. The Ozarks are a physiographic, geologic, and cultural highland region of the central United States. It covers much of the south half of Missouri and an extensive portion of northwest and North central Arkansas. The region also extends westward into northeast Oklahoma and extreme southeast Kansas.