View of Lowell, Mass : taken from the house of Elisha Fuller Esq. in Dracut
- View of Lowell, Mass : taken from the house of Elisha Fuller Esq. in Dracut
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.
- Farrar, E. A.
- Pendleton's Lithography
- Name on Item:
by E.A. Farrar.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Lowell (Mass.)--Aerial views
Fuller, Elisha, 1794-1855
Boston, Mass :
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.
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."
- 1 view ; 36 x 60 cm.
Not drawn to scale.
- Call #:
G3764.L7A3 1834 .F3
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