Map of Massachusetts showing population according to United States Census of 1900 and congressional districts


Map of Massachusetts showing population according to United States Census of 1900 and congressional districts

Item Information

Title:
Map of Massachusetts showing population according to United States Census of 1900 and congressional districts
Description:
In 1900, Massachusetts had 13 Congressional Districts. After the 1900 census, it needed to add another and this map shows the new boundaries. Districts were drawn to encompass adjacent areas when possible, but as the site of the original gerrymander, eastern Massachusetts has long had oddly shaped voting districts. The expansion of Boston in the late 19th century to incorporate Allston and Brighton also resulted in non-adjacent areas being included in the same district as the inset map of the 11th indicates. Population figures for towns within districts help viewers understand the link between geographic area and population density.
Creator:
Foster, Frank A.
Creator:
Massachusetts. General Court. . Joint Special Committee on Congressional Redistricting.
Creator:
Wright & Potter
Creator:
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
Name on Item:
prepared by the Joint Special Committee of the Legislature on Redistricting the State into Congressional Districts ; Frank A. Foster, Civil Engineer.
Date:
[1901]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
United States. Congress--Election districts--Maps
Election districts--Massachusetts--Maps
Massachusetts--Maps
Massachusetts--Population--1900
Places:
Massachusetts
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : [s.n.]
Notes:
Exhibited: "America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012.
Includes list of committee members.
Inset: An outline map of Boston showing the ward lines, also the congressional lines.
"Wright & Potter Printing Co."
"Forbes Co."
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 59 x 99 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_005123
Call #:
G3761.E2 1901 .M3
Barcode:
39999058996255
Terms of Use:
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