Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Fave: Vintage Road Maps

My Friday Fave this week is vintage road maps.  I love vintage road maps!  I haven't had them in my shop in a long time, but yesterday I spent a little time scanning and researching these old maps.  I had forgotten how much I enjoy them.  The Florida map, above, is from 1966, and it looks so much like road maps that I remember from Florida vacations during my early childhood.   I loved to look at maps on road trips.   I love the picture of the old Sinclair gas station from the front of this map, too.  And the Sinclair dinosaur is pictured as well!
This road map is from Atlanta.  It was given by DeKalb County Federal Savings and Loan in 1962.  The bank pictured is at 116 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur.   I love anything vintage Atlanta, so I researched this location.  I believe it is about where the Courtyard by Marriot (was Holiday Inn) is located in Decatur.  Pretty neat!

I hope to find more maps soon ... they are such a pleasure to work with and they bring back a lot of fun memories, too.  You'll find these maps at Birdhouse Books:  vintage road maps at Birdhouse Books.