This lithographed map by Amos and Andy of Weber City by Andrew H. Brown, Map Maker and Amos Jones, Assistant Map Maker was copyrighted in 1935 by Pepsodent Co.
Amos 'n' Andy were a radio show comedic duo from 1928-1960. The show was set in Harlem, but the creators of the characters and the performers were two white men. When the show moved to television in the 1950s and continued into the 60s with re-runs toward the end, black actors took over the roles of Amos and Andy.
Mel Watkins, in July of 1991, wrote a piece in the NY Times called "What Was It About Amos 'n' Andy?" that explained the show's popularity as well as the controversy that sometimes surrounded it. The entire article can be read here: http://www.nytimes.com/1991/07/07/books/what-was-it-about-amos-n-andy.html?pagewanted=all; however, the gist of the article is summarized within this excerpt:
The stereotypical portrayals of Amos Jones and Andy H. Brown were balanced by other attributes. Amos was unquestionably dense and naive, but he was also honest, dedicated and hardworking. And Andy, although lazy, conniving and pretentious as minstrelsy's venal Jim Dandy, was also a good-natured fellow. Moreover, they were depicted in realistic situations with which both whites and blacks could identify. Migration from rural to urban areas was common throughout the nation at the time. The struggle to survive the Depression was an experience shared by nearly all Americans. And although Amos and Andy spoke in a dialect spiced with malaprop (" 'Splain dat to me," "Ain't dat sumpthin'," "I'se regusted"), Gosden and Correll avoided humor based entirely on race. Mr. Ely says they depicted "Afro-American life while minimizing references to race and categorically ruling out scenes that even implied racial unpleasantness." Amos and Andy were called "dumbbells" and "rubes," for instance, but pointed racial slurs were avoided.
Map is 20" x 15" and has some wear, the most notable seen in the fourth and fifth photos. Other than these areas, the map can be considered to be in good condition. The back of the map is blank.
Please note that the lamp in the first photo is not included in the same. The map is the only item being sold here.
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