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, the map depicts Weber City 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. The radio show, which was set in Harlem, ran as a nightly radio 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. 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'.
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. Accompanied by the original letter from Amos 'n' Andy that was mailed with the map to listeners.
Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Blank on verso. Map accompanied by a letter from Amos and Andy and original envelope.