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Carolyn Blattel-Britton was a local Iowa artist. This pictorial map was done for the XIV running of the Ragbrai Bicycle cross-country race*. The race covers over 400 mile from Mineola to Muscatine and the artist shows many of the small towns and local sights.
Blattel-Britton was self-taught and as a disabled person---she was an achondroplastic dwarf (she preferred “little person")…she overcame many difficulties in her life. Her art is whimsical in nature. This piece appears to be one of the few pictorial maps she drew. She died in 2019 at age 64.