Birdseye Map of Oakland, California (1900)

Fred Soderberg's birdseye map of Oakland, California from 1900.
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Birdseye Map of Oakland, Cal.
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Date: 1900
Author: Fred Soderberg
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Soderberg is credited with this birdseye of Oakland [gmap], California, but with this piece being so reminiscent of many other Britton & Rey pieces, I'm beginning to suspect some uncredited, or partially-credited house artist is responsible for many of them.

I've not spent any amount of time in Oakland, but I feel a notional kinship with it based on my perception of a few similarities with my hometown of St. Louis; no doubt many very slight. I'm not looking to move any time soon, but I've always had a list in the back of my mind of a handful of U.S. cities that I'd like to live in for a while. Oakland is definitely on this list (as is Cleveland, and a few others, I realize that I'm betraying my age demographic with these choices, and that I should pick Portland, Oregon [no disrespect intended to Portland, by the way, which is a fine city in its own right].).

For more maps and images from this period in Oakland's history, visit the California Historical Society.



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