The maps appeared in the atlas published by Taylor and her husband Frank Taylor entitled “Our U.S.A. – a Gay Geography,” with the maps done by Ruth and the text by her husband. They are done in a style known as “pictorial mapping,” which grew in popularity post WWI through the 1960s. In this style, words often found in maps are largely replaced by imagery as the primary source of information. Using the pictorial method, many visual elements pertaining to history, culture, economics, education, natural wonders, and in some cases racial stereotypes can be found within these maps. Done in the 1930s, these maps in particular give us a snap shot view of each state during the Great Depression.