Collection: Osher Collection
Name: Birds Eye View showing Portland R.R. Co. System and Connecting Lines.
Notes: Note: "Copyright 1909 by Walker Lith. & Pub. Co. Boston."
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Dimensions: 69 x 52 cm.
Historical Context: This 1909 transportation map presents a dramatic bird's eye view of the greater Portland metropolitan region served by a convenient inter-urban trolley system linking Brunswick, Lewiston, Old Orchard and other destinations. The growth of commuter suburbs and increased ridership of light rail was encouraged by company built terminal station attractions at Riverton Park and Cape Cottage in Cape Elizabeth. Produced by Walker Lithographers of Boston, this colorful map exemplifies the artistry which commercial printing had achieved at the turn of the century.
LC Call Number: G3731.P3 W3 1909
Accession Number: OS-1909-29