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Because they picture a spot as seen from above, views such as this were commonly known as birds-eye views. This print of Greenfield, Massachusetts, shows the town near the end of the 19th century. The town's 7 churches, its banks, hotels and government buildings all show a busy, lively community. Many factories and mills appear along the Green River along with one of the 2 railroad lines that serviced the town. A monument to Greenfield's Civil War soldiers is in a central place in the business district.


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Greenfield, Mass Birds-Eye View

lithographer   Oakley H. Bailey (1843-1947)
date   1877
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   22.0"
width   28.0"
process/materials   lithograph, paper, ink
item type   Art/Lithograph
accession #   #1999.13.504

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