11 July 2018

for the antiquarian

this ad is from barnwell's city directory for atlanta in 1867 --- so wonderfully simple in the graphic design

city directories can be a time suck but you discover little nuggets: e.g., i never knew until just now that boulevard was called "rolling mill street" in 1870 --- i've always wondered why "boulevard" didn't have a name or at least an indefinite article attached to it --- my grandmother had a special way of saying "boo-lee-vard"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cool stuff. especially boo lee card