Newport, Rhode Island


Newport, Rhode Island

Item Information

Title:
Newport, Rhode Island
Title (alt.):
Supplement to Harper's Weekly, August 30, 1873
Harper's Weekly
Description:
Published with an article in Harper’s Weekly, this view depicts the town from a low to moderate oblique perspective. The street pattern is not drawn and many buildings are generalized. The more prominent ones are identified along the upper and lower margins. Sailing vessels and steamships, the torpedo station, and Fort Adams provide evidence of the community’s maritime and military significance. The town’s growing reputation as a fashionable “watering place” is shown by the identification of several hotels in the central part of the town and the march of summer “cottages” along the Cliff Walk and Ocean Avenue, on the opposite side of the island.
Creator:
Davis, Theodore R.
Creator:
Williams, J. A.
Name on Item:
from sketches by Theo. R. Davis and photographs by J.A. Williams.
Date:
[1873]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Newport (R.I.)--Aerial views
Places:
Rhode IslandNewport (county)Rhode Island (island)Newport
Publisher:
New York : Harper's
Notes:
Bird's eye view.
Indexed for points of interest.
Includes accompanying text.
Exhibited: "Boston & Beyond: A Bird’s Eye View of New England" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2008.
Extent:
1 view ; 24 x 78 cm. + page of text.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001716
Call #:
G3774.N4A3 1873 .N4
Barcode:
39999058989623
Terms of Use:
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