1926 Filene's Sons Pictorial Map of Boston

Boston-filene-1926
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Map of Boston Showing Things That Are, Things That Were, and Glorifying the Bent Streets of Old Boston.
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1926 Filene's Sons Pictorial Map of Boston

Boston-filene-1926

Depicts the Old North Church and the Bunker Hill Monument!

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Title


Map of Boston Showing Things That Are, Things That Were, and Glorifying the Bent Streets of Old Boston.
  1926 (undated)    16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Description


This is a 1926 Filene’s Sons and Company pictorial map of Boston, Massachusetts. The map depicts the city of Boston from Cambridge and the Charles River Basin to the Fort Point Channel and South Boston and from Huntington Avenue and Copley Plaza to Boston Harbor and East Boston. Charmingly illustrated and captioned, numerous buildings around Boston are depicted in profile, including Old North Church, the Post Office, the Court House, State House, the Ritz-Carlton, the Bunker Hill Monument, and, of course, Filene’s department store. All three train stations operating in Boston at the time are also illustrated. Several vignettes dot the map, such as a stagecoach traveling down Washington Street near the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, a mixed bathing pond which is home to a frog, a fake Indian rather later for the Boston Tea Party, A Tea Party in the harbor, and Mrs. (we forget her name) baked the first Boston Baked Beans here.

This map was produced for Filene’s Sons Company in 1928.

Condition


Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Verso repairs to fold separations. Margin tear professionally repaired on verso. Text on verso.

References


Rumsey 9839.003.