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E[dward] S. Martin, / Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers HISTORY OF THE HOOSAC TUNNEL. Boston, 1878.

A rare illustrated history and description of the Hoosac Tunnel

A rare pamphlet promoting the Hoosac Tunnel in the Berkshire Hills of northwestern Massachusetts one of the engineering marvels of the 19th century. With a large and striking cutaway view of Hoosac Mountain showing details of the tunnel. The Hoosac Tunnel began as a project of Massachusetts paper mill owner Alvah Crocker, who in 1848 […]

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Henry F. Walling / Engraved, Printed, Colored & Mounted at H.F. Walling’s Map Establishment, MAP OF THE COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE MASSACHUSETTS. BASED UPON THE TRIGONOMETRIC SURVEY OF THE STATE. THE DETAILS FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HENRY F. WALLING SUPT. OF THE STATE MAP 1858. New York: Smith, Gallup & Co, 1858.

Henry F. Walling map of Berkshire County Massachusetts

A monumental and richly informative wall map of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, known today as a beauty spot and cultural destination for the profusion of museums and performing arts venues in Great Barrington, Lenox, Stockbridge, Williamstown and surrounding towns.  Published in 1858, this is by far the largest and most detailed map of Berkshire […]

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Walter Watson, C[ivil] E[ngineer] / Engraved and Printed by Struthers, Servoss & Co., New York, RAILWAY AND HIGHWAY MAP of the FAMOUS BERKSHIRE HILLS REGION… Pittsfield, MA: Berkshire Life Insurance Co., 1883.

Lovely tourist map of Berkshire County Massachusetts

A most appealing 1883 promotional map of the Famous Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, one of New England’s great destinations for its combination of natural beauty and cultural attractions. The map offers a very detailed view of Berkshire County, including its towns and their boundaries, topographical features, and roads and railroads, with symbols identifying school […]

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With the earliest maps of Berkshire County, Massachusetts

One of the first histories of any Massachusetts counties, with a pair of landmark maps. This work was a group effort, sponsored by members of the Berkshire Association of Congregational Ministers. The first section, largely written by Principal Chester Dewey of the Berkshire Gymnasium in Pittsfield, surveys the history, natural history and culture of the […]

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[ Lenox Massachusetts ] Surveyed and Drawn by E[dgar] M[aurice] Woodford / E. Herrlein’s Lithography / Printed by Wagner & McGuigan, MAP OF THE TOWN OF LENOX BERKSHIRE CO. MASSACHUSETTS. Philadelphia: Richard Clark, 1854.

Very rare 1854 wall map of Lenox Massachusetts

An attractive and richly informative wall map of the town of Lenox Massachusetts in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains, home to Tanglewood, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, Shakespeare & Company, and a host of spectacular Gilded Age summer “cottages”. Surveyed by E. M. Woodford and published in Richard Clark in Philadelphia in 1854, this was […]

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The “Famous Berkshire Hills”

A most decorative promotional map of one of New England’s great destinations. Watson’s map offers a very detailed view of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, including its towns and their boundaries, topographical features, and roads and railroads. The borders bear extensive text promoting the region in general and the Life Insurance Company in particular, and pictorial vignettes […]

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Walter Watson, C[ivil] E[ngineer] / Sun Printing Company, RAILWAY AND HIGHWAY MAP of the FAMOUS BERKSHIRE HILLS REGION… Pittsfield, MA: Berkshire Life Insurance Co., 1883 /corrected to 1896.

Lovely tourist map of the Famous Berkshire Hills

An appealing 1896 promotional map of the Famous Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, one of New England’s great destinations for its combination of natural beauty and cultural attractions. The map offers a very detailed view of Berkshire County, including its towns and their boundaries, topographical features, and roads and railroads. The borders bear extensive text […]

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With the earliest printed map of Berkshire County, Mass.

A classic early county history, in two parts. This work was a group effort, sponsored and in part written by members of the Berkshire Association of Congregational Ministers. The first section, largely written by Professor Chester Dewey of the Berkshire Gymnasium in Pittsfield, surveys the history, natural history and culture of the region. The second […]

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Ben Nason poster promoting travel to the Berkshires

A lovely travel poster featuring vivid color and an evocative graphic design of a towering oak fronting a classic New England Congregational church. This is one of several travel posters commissioned by the New Haven Railroad and first issued just before the beginning of World War II. “The New Haven was an extremely passenger oriented […]

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