The Metropolitan Oakland Area

Oakland: Metropolitan Oakland Area Committee, [1938]. [32p.] 9.5x13 inches, profusely illustrated with b&w photos of Oakland and environs and denizens circa 1938-39. Promotional piece with special attention paid to the upcoming pageant of the Pacific and Treasure Island. Stapled color-pictorial wraps are somewhat edgeworn, abraded and starting to split along spinefold.

From the text and captions: "A paradise of beautiful homes. Bridges! Jewel at sunset. Metropolitan retreat. Western Athens. Year 'round play makes champions" and so on. Cover in colors features a nondescript model of some envisioned highrise, while back cover photo shows the "new $3,000,000 Alameda County Courthouse," of which it is said, "The cool white beauty of the structure has been likened to that of the world-famed Taj Mahal"

Cat.No: 173165

Price: $15.00