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|Author:||George Hartnell Bartlett|
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This charming map was made by Arlington, Massachusetts native George H. Bartlett and engraved by the Suffolk Engraving & Electrotyping Co. in 1904.
What a labor of love this must've been for Mr. Bartlett. It's well done and quite fascinating; I've not seen anything all similar to this work.
An odd and interesting paragraph from the lower right: ”The State has 35 cities and 319 towns. All, except one town, have free public libraries”. So what's the town, and what's the story behind this?
It's a bit of a shame how this was transferred, and the wavy background gradation could absolutely be taken out. One of these days, I'll get around to this, but it seems like a bit of a headache to do it right. If any enterprising soul would like the TIF file to have his/her go at it, I'd be more than happy to give it to you.