A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 14, 1942

Ever since the war started to put as many as seven maps into a single issue of TIME, subscribers have been asking to know more about our maps and the men and women who make them.

Right now this department is keeping five people very busy. Chief Cartographer is Robert M. Chapin Jr., who started his career as an architect and still has the architect's gift of helping people to visualize a plan. On Chapin's staff are James Cutter, TIME'S specialist in chart-making, and Polly Sell, a fabric designer turned cartographer. The map department also has its own researchers¬óMargaret Quimby and "Murph"...

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