Charles River : carries shown by red lines


Charles River

Item Information

Title:
Charles River : carries shown by red lines
Description:
The Boston Marathon route runs 26 miles from Hopkinton to the Boston finish line; the meandering Charles River winds 80 miles between those same points, flowing through 23 communities before emptying into Boston Harbor. This bird’s-eye view, produced in the early 20th century, looks southwest from an imaginary vantage point above the industrial city of Waltham. The river snakes through the western suburbs, passing such landmarks as the Waltham Watch Factory, the industrial complex at Newton Lower Falls, and the now-defunct Norumbega Park. Rail lines crisscross the landscape, evidence of the growth of these river-adjacent towns.
Creator:
Walker Lith. & Pub. Co
Date:
[1900?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Railroads--Massachusetts
Charles River (Mass.)--Aerial views
Places:
MassachusettsCharles
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : Walker Lith. & Pub. Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Bird's-eye view.
Depicts the route of the Charles River and railroads throughout the western suburbs of Boston.
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 49 x 68 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_002353
Call #:
G3762.C5A3 1900 .W3
Barcode:
39999058994185
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