Map of Long Island Sound Showing the Route of Fall River line Steamers


May, 1893 issue of the Fall River Line Journal with a centerfold map of summer steamer excursions.

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This interesting transportation journal promoting the routes of the Fall River Line was published and printed by the John Polhemus Printing Company of New York in 1893. The combination railroad/steamship connection between New York City and Boston had been in operation since 1847, and was a popular avenue for city dwellers looking to escape the sweltering heat of the summer.

Advertisements for cottage rentals and sales can be found throughout the journal, in addition to timetables, fare cards, traveler’s notes, event programs, and plentiful information on other local accommodations. The highlight of the journal is a centerfold route map showing the two possible routes along Long Island Sound via land and sea. The map was engraved in New York by Bradley & Poates.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1893

Author: John Polhemus Printing Company

Sheet Width (in): See Description

Sheet Height (in): See Description

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Centerfold map on a double sheet that measures approximately 18.4" x 11.6" in a 12 page magazine. Previously folded twice, causing some extraneous wrinkling and creasing, plus minor separation at fold intersections. The contents are generally quite good with the exception of the aforementioned wear and the last page, which is toned and torn.


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