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1930 Fairchild Aerial Surveys and Champion Radio Works View of Historic Boston

HistoricBoston-champion-1930
$650.00
Tercentenary Historic Boston View from the Air on the Way to Historic Danvers Home of Champion Lamps Tubes. - Main View
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1930 Fairchild Aerial Surveys and Champion Radio Works View of Historic Boston

HistoricBoston-champion-1930

Remarkable aerial photograph of Boston advertising lightbulbs.

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Title


Tercentenary Historic Boston View from the Air on the Way to Historic Danvers Home of Champion Lamps Tubes.
  1930 (dated)     25.5 x 31.5 in (64.77 x 80.01 cm)

Description


This is a 1930 Fairchild Aerial Surveys and Champion Radio Works map or view of Boston, Massachusetts. The map depicts Boston from the Charles River to Boston Harbor and the Fort Point Channel and from the Mystic River and Upper Boston Harbor to the Fort Point Channel. Twenty-one different locations in and around Boston are numerically labeled using what appear to be small pots. Notes locations include the south and north train stations, Boston Common, the Hotel Statler (then the newest of the 'large hotels'), and the Old North Church. Explanations for these locations are situated along both the left and right margins. By using an aerial photograph, this Champion Radio Works promo allows for a much more realistic view of Boston. Individual buildings are distinguishable, including Boston Garden, which was opened only two years before this photo was taken. The photograph is framed by an advertisement for Champion Lamps and Tubes. A Champion bulb is depicted in the upper left corner, along with a packaged radio tube on the lower left and a packaged lamp bulb on the lower right.
Publication History
This aerial photograph was taken by Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc. of New York City and the advertisement was copyrighted by Champion Radio Works Inc. in 1930. An empty OCLC reference exists for this piece, suggesting that a former cooperative member created the entry before withdrawing from OCLC. This is a lithograph.

Cartographer


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