What I really love about this one is that you can tell by the telephone pole on frame left and the roofing on frame right that this structure lived well into the 20th century. I want it.
Amazing paneled gothic frieze and crenellations on this victorian building.
Designer Christian Annyas has a post up featuring gorgeous covers from Sanborn insurance map books along with a thorough archive of links to other examples and resources. I’ve drooled over plates like these in the Pratt Library which has stacks of historical insurance map books of the city. Absolutely stunning. Via Khoi Vinh.
I was shown this 1985 article from Time Magazine reporting hostile take over bids and forced sales of family companies. The 80s were that last dreamy last era before brand and branding exceeded product quality and customer service in corporate and consumer values. The article is an interesting glimpse into that pivotal time when it all seemed to shift.