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Fine Wall Map of Worcester County
With an Illustration of the First Women’s College

Worcester County/ Massachusetts/ Women’s Education. WALLING, H F./ BAKER, W. E. & CO. [Boston & New York, 1857]
Map of Worcester County. Massachusetts. 62 x 62 inches
Lithograph with hand color, refreshed; full, professional conservation: entirely re-mounted on new linen, some outer areas at top restored, else excellent.


An overall, very well preserved wall map of Worcester County, with separate streets plans of each the county’s cities and towns. Both businesses and private residences and their owners are indicated on the street plans. An unusual feature is an inset geological map of the county, showing the types of stone in various parts of the county and the locations of minerals.
Among the images of buildings along the top is one of the women’s college, the Oread Institute, the first exclusive women’s college and only the second college, after Oberlin, to admit women. Founded by Eli Thayer in 1849, it survived only until 1881. Also illustrated are the “Female Collegiate Institute,” in existence only from 1856 to 1860, and the “Lunatic Asylum” in Worcester. There are also business directories of various cities.

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