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A rare prospect of Lawrence, Massachusetts

Stock No. 19185 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: HOFFMAN, Edward.

View of the City of Lawrence Mass. Dedicated to Samuel Lawrence.
Boston: A.J. Wandra, c.1854. Tinted lithograph. Sheet 680 x 975mm.

£1,600

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A large prospect of Lawrence, an industrial settlement founded by a consortium intending to use the waters of the Merrimack River to power mills. Named after one of the founding industrialists, Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855), this view seems to have been published at the time of Lawrence's incorporation as a city in 1853.
Although built with philanthropic ideals (the text counts 14 churches and 14 schools), Lawrence was still hardly a worker's paradise: in 1860, only about five years after being named in this print, the Pemberton Mill collapsed, killing 145 of its 800 workers, with 166 injured.

Additional information

Dimensions 975 × 680 mm
Cartographer

Date

1854

Extra Info

View of the City of Lawrence Mass. Dedicated to Samuel Lawrence.

Publication

Boston: A.J. Wandra, c.1854. Tinted lithograph. Sheet 680 x 975mm.

Condition

A good example.

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