Birdseye view Brookland, Washington D.C. (1895)

Gedney and Roberts' birdseye view of Brookland, Washington D.C. c. 1895
Birdseye view of Barnes and Weaver's addition to Brookland, Washington D.C.
Birdseye view of Barnes and Weaver's addition to Brookland, Washington D.C. image detail
Date: 1895?
Author: Gedney and Roberts
Dwnld: Full Size (9.6mb)
Print Availability:
Print Availability c
See our Prints Page for more details
pff
This map isn't part of any series, but we have other Washington DC maps that you might want to check out.

Barnes & Weaver were two local beltway boys who never, it seems, really got the hang of this type of illustration. Take a look at their real-estate map of Brookland [gmap] designed for the sinister purpose of luring the reasonably affluent out of the cities and into the suburbs. Well, at least it was designed poorly.

Check out the typography in the title at the lower-left, though, while remembering that this predates by almost 70 years the use of this type of lettering on dancing co-ed's midriffs on Laugh In.

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



Birdseye view of Barnes and Weaver's addition to Brookland, Washington D.C. image