Map of the Eleventh Congressional District


Map of the Eleventh Congressional District

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Title:
Map of the Eleventh Congressional District
Description:
John Sullivan, Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts 11th, used this map as the basis for his campaign poster. Illustrating the local nature of city politics, it highlighted the wards within the district, showing the literal political landscape. His campaign slogans echo key urban, industrial themes of the era—encouraging business while supporting workers who suffered from higher prices caused by increased tariffs that protected domestic industry. Implicit in his message were the realities of city politics, as promised in his slogan, “Faithful Service Merits Promotion.” He represented the 11th District for two terms in Congress.
Creator:
Geo. H. Walker & Co
Date:
[ca. 1902]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--Administrative and political divisions--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012.
From Map of Boston & Vicinity copyright 1897 & 1900 by Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Includes portrait of the Democratic Candidate for Congress and text.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 70 x 46 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:19,200.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004863
Call #:
G3764.B6 1902 .G4x
Barcode:
39999059008274
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