Birdseye Map of Windber, Pennsylvania (1900)

T.M. Fowler's birdseye map of Windber, Pennsylvania in 1900.
Birdseye Map of Windber, Pennsylvania
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Date: 1900
Author: T.M. Fowler
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One of Fowler's stronger pieces, but not his best. He's holding perspective in check, at least, in this birdseye of Windber, Pennsylvania [gmap].

I like the composition, and I like it handles the inset well. It's well-balanced and has a pleasing shape.

Windber is a coal town, and was most well-known for manufacturing fire brick. If that's not manly enough for you I'll add this: it's the hometown of Tarzan. I hear that if you shake a Windber man's hand, then your own hand just crumbles into dust.

For more maps and images from this period in the region's history, visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.



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