Birds Eye View showing Portland R.R. Co. System and Connecting Lines.

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Birds Eye View showing Portland R.R. Co. System and Connecting Lines.

Barcode: 1371

Creator: Walker Lith. & Pub. Co.,

Publisher: Walker Lith. & Pub. Co.,

Publishing Location: Boston (Mass.)

Region Depicted: Cumberland County, Maine · South Portland, Maine · Cape Elizabeth, Maine · Saco, Maine · Casco Bay, Maine · Portland Harbor, Maine · Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Date Produced: 1909

Date Published: 1909

Language: English

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: 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

Map Type: Views, Transportation

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

Theme: Manifest Destiny and the Railroads

Collection/Donor: Osher

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