US40 #36 NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (Birdseye Map, 1892, Wellge)
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Easily one of my favorite birdseye maps. The sprawling harbor seems regal and stately; the layout and proportions are perfect.
I'm a fight fan, and any fan worth his salt knows that Norfolk is the hometown of one Mr Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker... absolutely one of the most thrilling boxers to ever lace his gloves in the last 50 years. Never met a man from Norfolk, but I owe y'all one for that.
For more map resources and imagery from this period in Norfolk's history, check out the Virginia Historical Society's website.