Item #20875 Brooklyn Market Survey. Prepared under the Direction of George J. Read, Sherman M. Hall.
Brooklyn Market Survey
Brooklyn Market Survey

Brooklyn Market Survey

New York: Brooklyn Edison Company, Inc., 1936. Card Wrappers. 1936 Brooklyn Market Survey, in its wonderful, original blue and orange Art Deco card wrappers. A spiralbound folio, fragile to be sure but still bright and very presentable. Solid and VG, with a degree of scuffing and creasing to the panels, and separation of the lower 2/3 of the front panel from the spiralbinding itself (still though, attractive and holding firmly in place). Internally, light offsetting along the fore-edges of the last 1/3 of the text, minor soiling at the front pastedown and the title page. Includes chapter headings such as: "Brooklyn's Retail Trade Tops One Billion Dollars", "Borough of Brooklyn--A City of Twenty-Eight Communities", "Population Growth and Characteristics", "Rentals Form Guide to Purchasing Power", "Analysis of Structures -- Type, Age and Condition", "Commercial Market", etc. And many of the charts, such as "Percentage of Family Quarters without Central Heating Plants", "Number of Food Stores", "Number of Drug Stores", etc. feature bright colors and striking design. In fact, the quality of the design itself is one of the great stars of the survey, which also serves as a sociology of the population and market place of mid 1930s Brooklyn. Very Good. Item #20875

Price: $1,500.00