Decorated Map of Boston. A Pictorial and Historical review of Boston, past and present. (Map title: Map of Boston Showing Things that are Things that Were and Glorifying the Bent Streets of Old Boston. MASSACHUSETTS - BOSTON.
Decorated Map of Boston. A Pictorial and Historical review of Boston, past and present. (Map title: Map of Boston Showing Things that are Things that Were and Glorifying the Bent Streets of Old Boston.

Decorated Map of Boston. A Pictorial and Historical review of Boston, past and present. (Map title: Map of Boston Showing Things that are Things that Were and Glorifying the Bent Streets of Old Boston.

Whitten (mapmaker).
Boston. Wm. Filene's Sons Co., 1926.
Two-color (blue and black) pictographic map of Boston, on sheet 17 x 21 inches folding as issued to 7 x 4 1/4 inches. On the verso is information relating to sightseeing, hotels, theatres, transportation, historical information and Filene's Personal Service. Tiny separation at one fold intersection, otherwise fine condition. Centered on the map is Filene’s Department Store located on a full block defined by Summer, Hawley, Franklin, and Washington Streets. A number of hotels are pictured on the map; also the Old North Church, the Custom House, Faneuil Hall, North and South Stations, the old and new State Houses, and other landmarks. Map is in very good clean condition and is signed below a crest containing the title etc. with the map-maker’s name,“Whitten.” Summary: Verso of map contains information relating to hotels, theatres, transportation, and “Highlights in the History of Boston.” No doubt a free souvenir for shoppers at Filene’s; no WorldCat listing found. A whimsical comical map of Boston produced by the Boston shopping mecca of Filene's Department Store, which is centred on the map on a full block defined by Summer, Hawley, Franklin, and Washington Streets. The map is schematic in nature, but several other landmark buildings are depicted including the Old North Church, the Custom House, Faneuil Hall, North and South Stations, the old and new State Houses, hotels along with comic references to historical events such as "Mrs (we forget her name) baked the first Boston Baked Beans here." Statistical Facts (1926) report the population of Greater Boston as of March 21, 1925. Map is signed below a crest containing the title etc. with the map-maker’s name, "Whitten." No doubt a free souvenir for shoppers at Filene’s; no WorldCat listing found. Item #53656

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