View of Lowell, Mass : taken from the house of Elisha Fuller Esq. in Dracut


View of Lowell, Mass

Item Information

Title:
View of Lowell, Mass : taken from the house of Elisha Fuller Esq. in Dracut
Description:
America Transformed: Lowell, Massachusetts, the first planned company mill town, is recognized as the cradle of America’s Industrial Revolution. In the 1820s, Boston financiers founded the town when they constructed a textile factory on a canal bypassing the Merrimack River’s Pawtucket Falls. By mid-century, Lowell was the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile economy relied on cotton grown by enslaved people in the South. The jobs attracted young women from rural New England, and immigrants from French Canada, Germany, and Ireland. The accompanying view, published in 1834, illustrates how the mills dominated the city’s landscape when viewed from the north side of the Merrimack River.
Creator:
Farrar, E. A.
Creator:
Pendleton's Lithography
Name on Item:
by E.A. Farrar.
Date:
[1834]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Lowell (Mass.)--Aerial views
Fuller, Elisha, 1794-1855
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Lowell
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : Jacob Farrar
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Bird's-eye view.
Includes index to points of interest.
"Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1934 by Jacob Farrar in the Office of the District Court of Massachusetts."
Extent:
1 view ; 36 x 60 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_002309
Call #:
G3764.L7A3 1834 .F3
Barcode:
39999058993864
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.