Birdseye view of Boston, Beach and Clarridge (1902)

Geo. H. Walker's birdseye view of Boston in 1902.

Birdseye view of Boston, Beach & Clarridge Co.
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Date: 1902
Author: Geo. H. Walker and Co.
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Boston that you might want to check out.

I can only salute the hubris of the Beach & Clarridge soft drink company, who, in sponsoring this map of Boston [gmap] assumed that in any reasonable person's envisioning of one of our Nation's most historic towns, their bottling plant would be front-and-center.

Well, they must've blown their entire operating budget on this map and folded shortly after, because I can not find any solid mention of their product outside of references to this map. A peculiar kind of immortality: an advertisers dream, and a capitalist's nightmare.

Still, this is a rather handsome map; and if it had been Coca-Cola who had commissioned this map for Atlanta, I guarantee you that this print would be hanging in at least one of your Uncles' sad suburban downstairs poolrooms.

For more maps and images from this period in the region's history, visit the Massachusetts Historical Society.



Birdseye view of Boston, compliments of Beachand Clarridge Co. of Boston image