1935 Amos 'n' Andy Pictorial Map of Weber City

Eagle's Eye View of Weber City. - Main View

1935 Amos 'n' Andy Pictorial Map of Weber City


The great age of Radio.


Eagle's Eye View of Weber City.
  1935 (dated)     14.5 x 19.25 in (36.83 x 48.895 cm)


This is a 1935 Amos 'n' Andy map of Weber City, a high-class housing development created for the Amos 'n' Andy radio show. All fictional, coverage extends from Amos Jones Alley to Van Porter Road and from the 'love nest were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Brown is going to live' and 'Everybody's Church' to Weber Park and 'Bite-a-Minute Lake'. A comical look at a fictional town, Weber City evidently played a role in, or was the setting for, at least one Amos 'n' Andy radio show.
Amos 'n' Andy
The Amos 'n' Andy radio show, set in Harlem, New York, ran as a nightly serial from 1928 through 1943, as a weekly situation comedy from 1943 - 1955, and as a nightly disc-jockey program from 1954 through 1960. A sign near the right border along South Weber Street gives the imagined distance from Weber City to Harlem.
The Map
Nearly every building is labeled, from 'Millie's Grandpa's House' to the grocery store and a garage, some are more entertaining than others. Prince Ali Bendo's multicolored striped tent, for example, sits at the corner of Weber Street and Kingfish Avenue next to a sign that reads 'knows all-sees all 50 cents / knows all-sees all. Tells everything. $1.00'. Numerous houses are for rent, and several open lots are for sale, all of which are managed by Henry Van Porter. Along the top of the map, a notice reads 'Entire city under juisdictionary of the Blue Eagle'.
Publication History and Census
This map was drawn by Andrew H. Brown and Amos Jones and printed by the Gwindell Printing Company. It was copyrighted and distributed by Pepsodent, which sponsored the Amos 'n' Andy radio show.


Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Blank on verso.


OCLC 822263493.