Guenther created a bold image of American military preparedness to reassure customers of Thom McAn shoe stores. At the top, the Stars and Stripes and a bald eagle look down on the United States, whose borders are picked out in red, white, and blue, while in the lower half a whirl of warplanes and warships represent the patrol belts shown on the map. The propaganda value of this pictorial map would be sorely tested by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
In a masterpiece of graphic design, Chase plays with Japan's Rising Sun motif to create this powerful pictorial map of American warplanes attacking Japan from all points of the compass.
The influence of "Air Age" maps produced by graphic artists such as Charles Owens, Howard Burke, and Richard Edes Harrison can be seen in this enormous pictorial map produced by the US Navy. Published before D-Day in June 1944, NavWarMap No. 3 shows the naval and air campaigns conducted in the eastern Atlantic and northwestern Europe.