As I look at the cover of the Megg's History of Graphic Design book, I can't help myself but compare the contrast between the period each image chosen for the cover represents. The Cincinnati Industrial Exposition poster made in 1883 immediately captured my attention due to the different ethnicity of each woman presented in the drawing. I questioned myself on the meaning of this image.
Apparently, the main female figure seems to be judging the products presented by each state in the fair. Ohio is represented by the first female figure, followed by Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky. I'm quite surprised by the courage or even audacity of the designer to utilize ethnicity as a way to differentiate each state's population.