E-Z Guide Map of Oakland and Vicinity


An impractical guide to navigating Oakland during the Great Depression.

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With densely packed street names, a variety of depicted routes (including roads, interurbans, street cars, and railroads), and a slightly confusing orientation, this transportation map of Oakland, California and the surrounding area makes for an ineffectual navigational aid.

Despite the presence of detailed instructions and an extensive index of streets and locations on the verso, the practicability of the accompanying dial and grid leaves quite a bit to be desired. Branches of the American Trust Company area easy to find, however, and are circled within the image and listed in the lower right.

Patent by Fred Bain and published by the Thomas Brothers in 1931.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1931

Author: Thomas Brothers

Sheet Width (in): 17.75

Sheet Height (in): 13.75

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Creasing and light wear along originally issued fold lines and soiling on the verso, which does not affect the image. Remains in very good condition, and includes original dial.


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