View of Boston, July 4th 1870


View of Boston, July 4th 1870

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Title:
View of Boston, July 4th 1870
Description:
This view of Victorian Boston portrays a prosperous city during its Independence Day celebration. Cannon smoke issuing from harbor island fortifications and a military re-enactment on the Boston Common are clearly evident. Boston is a city that is clearly undergoing rapid change. Industries have begun to crowd portions of the waterfront. The shipping trade that fueled Boston's prosperity for two centuries has fallen off due to the arrival of the railroads in the 1830s. Although the harbor is full of clipper ships that brought fame to Boston in the 1850s, the steamship, only two of which are visible, has decimated New England's shipbuilding industry, which was centered on wooden ships.
Creator:
Fuchs, F.
Contributor:
Weik, John
Contributor:
New England Lith. Co
Name on Item:
F. Fuchs, del. & lith. New Eng. Lith. Co.
Date:
1870
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--Aerial views
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Philadelphia : John Weik
Notes:
Bird's-eye view.
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 65 x 92 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001175
Barcode:
39999052508171
Terms of Use:
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