As promised, we present to you the first of a two-part series where we are joined by Dr. Libby Bischof and Emma Bouthillette at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education to interpret maps ranging from the early 1800s to the turn of the century. We talked about name changes, industrial changes, property development, mill girls, so-called frivolous spending and how examining a map can give you surprising clues into the past.
Hi, intern Corra here, I just want to say I tried to make this post consistent with our episode, in hopes that you could have a seamless experience. But you may find that you will be needing to scroll up and down a little bit. Alternatively, you can click on the hyperlinks in the captions of each map, they will bring you to a high-definition representation of each map. Okay, merci beaucoup.
Special thanks to Osher Map Library, Dr. Libby Bischof and Emma Bouthillette. As always, we’d love to hear from you: if you have any comments, critiques or corrections reach out to us.