Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Title: Birds Eye View showing Portland R.R. Co. System and Connecting Lines.
Creator: Walker Lith. & Pub. Co.,
Publisher: Walker Lith. & Pub. Co.,
Publishing Location: Boston (Mass.)
Date Produced: 1909
Date Published: 1909
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.
Subjects: Walker Lith. & Pub. Co. · Railroads · Portland Railroad Company · Cumberland County (Me.) · Portland (Me.) · South Portland (Me.) · Cape Elizabeth (Me.) · Saco (Me.) · Casco Bay (Me.) · Portland Harbor (Me.) · Views · Geography--Pictorial works · Maine--Maps · Old Orchard Beach (Me.) · Transportation --Maps
Dimensions: 69 x 52 cm.
Printing Process: Lithography
Printing Technique: Planar Surface
Material Type: Paper
Notes: Note: "Copyright 1909 by Walker Lith. & Pub. Co. Boston."
Brief Description: Pictorial bird's eye view of Portland, Maine, and neighboring areas. The views shows Saco and Cape Elizabeth north. Bath, Brunswick, Lewiston-Auburn, and the White Mountains are visible on the horizon. Portland Railroad Company routes are shown in red.
Physical Description: 1 view: colored, illustrated
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/1371.0001