This is a 1908 George Walker railroad map of Massachusetts. Colored lines trace railroads throughout. The red lines highlight the network of the Boston and Maine Railroad, while green follows the Boston and Albany Railroad, and blue the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. Other colored lines illustrate the networks of the Chester and Becket Railroad, the Central New England Railroad, the Grafton and Upton Railroad, and the New England Northern Railroad. Cities and towns throughout are labeled, and mileage from Boston to various cities provided. An inset in the upper right details the region surrounding Boston and the Boston and Maine, Boston and Albany, and New York, New Haven, and Hartford rail networks in that area.
Publication History and CensusThis map was created and published by the Walker Lithographing and Publishing Company and printed by the Wright and Potter Printing Company of Boston.
George H. Walker (January 4, 1852 - 19??) was a Boston based publisher of books, views, and maps active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Walker started his life as a dry goods merchant but developed an active interest in publishing during the early 1870s. Walker began publishing in 1878 when he partnered with an unknown New York Firm. Two years later, Walker brought the operation in house by partnering with his brother , Oscar W. Walker, in the opening of a lithography studio at 81 Milk Street, Boston. Shortly thereafter the firm expanded to new offices at 160 Tremont Street, Boston. The Walker brothers produced a large corpus of works, most of which focused on travel and tourism in New England. Walker also established the Walker-Gordon Milk Laboratory. This interesting investment was based on the premise that infant deaths could be avoided by providing higher quality milk. The company eventually became a great success, producing a high quality cow milk that closely resembled human breast milk. In the process the Walker-Gordon laboratory developed many of the dairy health standards that are still with us today. Learn More...
Very good. Exhibits light wear along original fold lines. Lower left margin extended. Exhibits tiny areas of infill.